Bobigny station

Between July 1943 and August 1944, approximately 22,500 Jews were deported from Bobigny Station (Gare), north of Paris, to eastern Europe, mainly Auschwitz and Sobibor. These were Jews who had been interned in the detention camp Drancy, about two kilometers from Gare Bobigny. Between June 1942 and June 1943, the Jews were deported from Bourget station, but this station was not as secluded as Bobigny and thus more exposed for outsiders to witness. Therefore, from July 1943, the Germans chose to deport the Jews from the more secluded Gare Bobigny. All together 21 transports left Bobigny for eastern Europe.

Current status: Preserved with information boards (2016).

Location: 48°54'37,73"N 2°25'50,33"E

Get there: Car.

My comment:

The station was closed in 2016 but the station building is preserved and is a branch to the museum in Drancy. But it is not possible to visit individually and you need to contact the museum in Drancy in advance and book an appointment. on the Brdige above the station there are information boards with information about both Bobigny and Bourget. Unfortunately, the information is only in French.

Follow up in books: Weisberg, Richard H: Vichy Law and the Holocaust in France (1998).