The Documentation Center in Drancy

The Drancy Shoah Memorial has its own documentation center. Over 2,400 books, 135 magazine titles (1,006 magazines in all), 33 video testimonials and 43 films, including five in English, are available to visitors.

The documentation center specializes in the history of Drancy and other internment camps. Researchers, schoolchildren, professionals and families may freely consult the books and magazines on site. They can also search the Shoah Memorial’s collections as well as view video testimonials, documentaries and digitized archives about the Drancy camp’s history on 16 computer terminals.

Visitors can view archival documents organized by theme, including rules and notes produced by the camp’s administration; articles about Drancy; internees’ drawings of the camp; resistance, reactions and protests against the internment of Jews in Drancy; and a timeline of Drancy camp entrances and exits based on Serge Klarsfeld’s calendar.

Of course, the online catalogues of the Paris and Drancy documentation centers are also accessible and young visitors can view the Sarah’s Attic website.