Paris – Austerlitz

In November 1943, a Jewish labor camp was established just outside central Paris. The Jewish prisoners who were incarcerated in this camp was brought there from the Drancy transit camp in northern Paris. The duties consisted of sorting, registering, repairing and inventorying property stolen from the Jews in connection with round-ups of Jewish homes and shops. In addition to Austerlitz, two additional camps were established in Paris with the same function, Levitan (July 1943) and Bassano (March 1944). All three camps were subordinate to Drancy’s organization. A total of about 800 Jews were incarcerated in these three camps, and about 165 were deported to Eastern Europe. All three camps were linked to Einsatzstab Reichleiter Rosenberg (ERR), whose main task was to loot occupied countries.

Current status: Preserved with memorial tablet (2016).

Address: 43 Quai Panhard et Levassor, 75013 Paris.

Get there: Metro to Bibliotheque Fr. Mitterand Station.

My comment:

In 2016 there were both shops and homes in the house. There are three memorial signs, one on the facade and two on nearby lamp posts.

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