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Romani (Gypsy) children play outside at the Jargeau camp

Romani (Gypsy) children play outside at the Jargeau internment camp. The camp was established in response to a German order in October 1940 calling for the arrest and confinement in camps of all Frenchmen or foreigners in the Loiret region who did not have a permanent residence. Jargeau, France, 1941–45.

Conditions in the camp were extremely poor and the lack of sanitation facilities led to the periodic outbreak of epidemics. 


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Romani (Gypsy) children play outside at the Jargeau internment camp. [LCID: 97422]

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