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Simon Drucker memoir

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 1999.A.0243

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    The Simon Drucker memoir consist of a single typed page relating Drucker’s arrest during the Velodrome d’Hiver roundup; his internment, escape, and re-internment in nearly a dozen prisons and concentration camps in France, Poland, and Germany; liberation; fighting in the first Arab-Israeli war; and beginning his life again in Paris.
    1999 September 21
    Collection Creator
    Simon Drucker
    Simon Drucker was born in Paris in 1924 to Abraham and Thérèse Drucker. His father was deported to Auschwitz in June 1942 and killed there. He was arrested with his mother and brother during the Vel d’Hiv roundup and transferred to Beaune-la-Rolande. His mother and brother were both deported from Drancy to Auschwitz and killed. Drucker passed through a variety of prisons and concentration camps, occasionally escaping only to be re-arrested. He was selected for work at Auschwitz, evacuated by death march, and was liberated in May 1945. He spent the years from 1948 to 1952 fighting in Israel, but returned to Paris to re-establish his life.

    Physical Details

    1 folder
    System of Arrangement
    The Simon Drucker memoir is arranged as a single series: I. Simon Drucker memoir, 1999

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    Material(s) in this collection may be protected by copyright and/or related rights. You do not require further permission from the Museum to use this material. The user is solely responsible for making a determination as to if and how the material may be used.

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    Administrative Notes

    Simon Drucker donated the Simon Drucker memoir to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1999.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this collection has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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