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FNDIRP engraved commemorative medal with box awarded to a French Jewish survivor

Object | Accession Number: 2004.248.2 a-b

FNDIRP medal with an engraved relief and presentation box awarded to Yvonne Klug Redgis, to honor her experience as a survivor of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Yvonne was a member of the French resistance imprisoned in France and Auschwitz II from 1943-1945. FNDIRP (Federation Nationale des Deportes et Internes, Resistances Deportes) is an association formed in France after the war by those who returned from the camps and those who resisted the German occupiers to honor their service and the memory of those who did not survive. The medal is engraved to Madame Klug and has a relief of a concentration camp. France surrendered to and was occupied by Nazi Germany in June 1940. Yvonne was arrested by the Gestapo for her resistance work on September 1, 1943, in the Riviera and sent to Drancy internment camp in October. Until June 1944, she worked as slave labor at Austerlitz train station in Paris, and then was deported to Auschwitz. She was liberated by the Soviet Army in January 1945, hospitalized and then repatriated to France in June 1945. She emigrated to the US in 1946.

commemoration:  1950 January 11
issue: Paris (France)
Object Type
Medals, French (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Ed Francell
Record last modified: 2022-08-17 12:31:33
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