French Police Summary of
the Handing over of
Jews to the German Authorities
ATIONS CONCERNING THE HANDING OVER OF JEWS
TO THE GERMAN AUTHORITIES
Department of Police
of French Territory and of Foreign Nationals
SUMMARY OF OPERATIONS CONCERNING THE HANDING OVER OF THE JEWS TO THE
During August 6-15, 3,456
individuals interned in the camps of the
Department were handed over to the German
On August 13, our Delegation
in Paris announced that a convoy bound
for Galicia would leave the occupied zone
on August 28, and the Department was asked
to prepare at Drancy enough people to
fill this convoy.
As it was impossible,
for practical reasons, to round up the
free Jews prior to the 26th, a [different]
convoy was immediately organized. Its constitution
was as follows:
18 labor detachments.
[Internees] from the camps of Gurs, Noe
The rapid organization of this convoy, consisting of individuals from
many localities of the unoccupied zone, was very precarious.
Notwithstanding, on the
24th, this convoy was able to cross the
demarcation line without incident. It was
made up of 1,150 individuals.
Of the 15,000 individuals
included in the census, 5,000 were rounded
up on the 26th (according to the information
received until 6.00 p.m.).
Enclosed is a table indicating
the forecasts made and the number of individuals
rounded up. To these are added 600
persons who were already rounded up
in the camps.
We must send to Drancy
15,000 persons to replace the 15 convoys
that will depart for the East between September
26 and 30.
Including the 1,150 handed
over on August 24th, we have the numbers
required to fill the trains that will leave
from Drancy from now until September 29,
The Police Chiefs must
be asked to step up their police operations
in order to find in due time some of those
persons who have disappeared.
To this end, the following
steps are required:
Intensification of the Technical Control Services in the surveillance
of correspondence, telephone calls and telegrams of the U.G.I.F. (Union
Generale des Israelites de France), of the rabbis, of important Jewish
personalities, of any Jew not subject to the round-up measures, and
of the owners of houses where those who have disappeared had lived.
Surveillance of the buildings
of the interested parties.
on the interested parties from the hotel-keepers.
Surveillance of the approaches
made to the U.G.I.F. buildings.
Each regional Police
Chief will be asked to transmit to his
colleagues the list of missing Jews in
his region, asking them to search for these
Furthermore, the police forces currently available to the Police Chiefs
should be left at their disposal for several weeks, except for those
participating in guarding the camps that are to be dissolved
Source: AIU, CC-26