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Source Information

Ancestry.com. Eure-et-Loir, France, Selected Camp, Prison, Property, and Compensation Records, 1917-1965 (USHMM) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.

This collection was indexed by World Memory Project contributors. The World Memory Project is part of the Ancestry.com World Archives Project - a community collaborative effort that allows thousands of people around the world to help preserve history that would otherwise be lost. Click here to see additional World Memory Project collections.

About Eure-et-Loir, France, Selected Camp, Prison, Property, and Compensation Records, 1917-1965 (USHMM)

This database contains an index of details extracted from various documents held by the Departmental Archives of the Eure-et-Loir in France. Eure-et-Loir is a department in northwestern France.

The collection contains documents from the prefect’s office, the Voves camps administration (where most of those identified as Communists were sent after having been arrested, often transferred from other camps), the Chartres prison, and private families and notaries.

They include an entry register for the Chartres prison, where Jews were first held when they were rounded up by the police (1055W); several collections, in the J series (from private sources); the papers of the Goldenberg family (a Jewish doctor who was deported); the files from a notary who handled aryanized Jewish property; and records concerning compensation made to victims of spoliation by Vichy and the German occupying forces through the Brüg law.

What You May Find in These Records

Details extracted for this database vary depending on document type, but they may include the following:

  • name
  • birth date and place
  • residence
  • father’s name
  • mother’s name
  • spouse
  • marriage date and place
  • occupation
  • nationality
  • dates of residence
  • date of arrest
  • document date and type

Family members will be indexed as separate records, but will be displayed in census-like fashion, so that entire family members can be seen together.

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