Johanna Lehr1
View More View Less
  • 1 Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris
The handling of bodies at the Drancy camp (1941–44)
From legal procedures to collective forgetting
in Human Remains and Violence: An Interdisciplinary Journal

This article seeks to show that the bodies of Jewish people who died in the Drancy internment camp between 1941 and 1944 were handled on French soil in a doubly normalised manner: first by the police and judicial system, and then in relation to funeral arrangements. My findings thus contradict two preconceived ideas that have become firmly established in collective memory: first, the belief that the number who died in the Drancy camp is difficult to establish; and second, the belief that the remains of internees who died in the camp were subjected to rapid and anonymous burial in a large mass grave in Drancy municipal cemetery.

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 0 0 0
Full Text Views 337 128 8
PDF Downloads 463 223 19