Royallieu was one of the biggest transit camps of Nazi-Germany in occupied France. More than 45.000 people passed through it. The camp served between June 1941 and August 1944.
Within Royallieu stood "Camp C", or the "Jewish camp". This part of Royallieu was an extermination camp on itself. The Jewish prisoners were starved to death.
The camp today:
On 2008, Royallieu was turned into a museum. Some original camp buildings and a documentation centre can be visited here.
For current visiting hours, please visit the website of the museum.
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- Text: Kaj Metz
- Photos: Mr Bojangles