Beaune-la-Rolande internment camp

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PK 696, Prisoner at the internment camp

Beaune-la-Rolande internment camp was a French-run Nazi transit camp for Jews in Beaune-la-Rolande, France.[1][2] 18,000 Jews were held in the camp, most of them to be transported to Auschwitz. The camp was closed on 4 August 1943 by SS officer Alois Brunner, then commander of Drancy concentration camp, under direct orders from Heinrich Himmler.[3]

See also[edit]


  • 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.


  1. ^ Drew, Aoife. "How Anne Sinclair managed to get over the DSK debacle". Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  2. ^ Ellenzweig, Allen. "In Holocaust Film, Reality Is Bad Enough". The Forward Association, Inc. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  3. ^ Wieviorka, Annette (2000). Les biens des internés des camps de Drancy, Pithiviers et Beaune-la-Rolande. Paris: Documentation française. p. 31. ISBN 2110045485.

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