Beaune-la-Rolande internment camp

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Beaune-la-Rolande internment camp was a French-run Nazi transit camp for Jews in Beaune-la-Rolande, France. 18,000 Jews were held in the camp, most of them to be transported to Auschwitz.

PK 696, Prisoner at the internment camp

The camp was closed in August 1943.


  • René Blum, founder of the Ballet de l'Opéra at Monte Carlo, was interned in the camp.
  • The Austrian-born French composer Ralph Erwin died while being held in the camp.
  • Polish artist Zber was imprisoned in the camp, where he completed some of his paintings, before his deportation to Auschwitz.
  • Part of the movie Sarah's Key was set in the camp.

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Coordinates: 48°04′14″N 2°25′48″E / 48.0706°N 2.4300°E / 48.0706; 2.4300