Raymond’s family was arrested and held in the internment camp of Drancy. His uncle Henri was the first to be deported on March 2, 1943. He was placed on SNCF Convoy No. 49 and sent to Auschwitz. A short time later, Raymond’s aunt, Valerie, and her children, Annick and Nicole were sent on December 7, 1943 to Auschwitz on SNCF convoy No. 64. On January 20, 1944, Raymond’s grandmother, Dona, and his aunt, Suzanne were sent to Auschwitz on SNCF Convoy No. 66. Raymond’s uncle, Samuel, was the only family member fortunate enough to escape Drancy. He joined the Resistance.
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