FRENCH CHILDREN OF THE HOLOCAUST

A memorial
Serge Klarsfeld  

 
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Théo                   Paulette Paillares                 Arnold
 
Arnold HIRSCH was born on March 23, 1927, in Argenschwang, Germany. He was one of the 44 children from Izieu. Arnold's parents, Max and Ida, were deported on convoy 20 of August 17, 1942. Arnold Hirsch had a forged ID, in the name of Jean-Pierre Barreau. His best friend, Theo (Théodor) REIS, was born on March 19, 1928, in Egelsbach, Germany. Theo's mother, Erna, and grandmother, Johanna, interned in Rivesaltes, were deported on convoy 19 of August 14, 1942. Arnold and Theo were deported on convoy 73 of May 15, 1944, along with Mr. Zlatin, the director of Izieu. This convoy transported only men. It went first to Kovno (Kaunas) in Lithuania, where half of the convoy was taken off the trains and rapidly wiped out by the SS. The other half of the convoy, including the three from Izieu, was sent to Reval (Tallin) in Estonia. All but 15 of the prisoners were killed by the SS. This picture was taken by Renée Paillarès; her sister Paulette was a non-Jewish friend who had visited Arnold and Theo at Izieu during the summer of 1943.    
   

FRENCH CHILDREN OF THE HOLOCAUST

A memorial
Serge Klarsfeld

 
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