Compiégne Station

The Prisoners who were to be sent from the Royallieu detention camp to other camps were deported from the Compiegne railway station. The prisoners were forced to walk about 3 kilometers from the camp to the station. Barely 40,000 prisoners were deported between 1942 and 1944 to one of the following camps, Auschwitz, Ravensbruck, Buchenwald, Dachau, Sachsenhausen, Mauthausen and Neuengamme.

Current status: Preserved with monument (2012).

Address: Place de la Gare, 60200 Compiègne.

Get there: Car.

My comment:

In a fenced area at the station there are two restored freight wagons identical to the wagons in which prisoners from Royallieu were deported. The Memorial can only be visited through bookings but can be seen from the outside of the fence.

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