Within the framework of the action taken against the Communists, the authorities of VICHY were authorized by the Germans to create a internment center at DOULLENS. Thus the citadel was transformed into political internment camp in the current of 1941.

Approximately 300 people were held there: Communists, persons in charge for organizations of left, but so working and civils servant. The duration of their captivity spread out from 6 to 18 months.

The CAMP OF DOULLENS still existed in 1943 as the chart presented proves it here. To notice the purple rectangular seal: Contrôle du Camp.

Postcard sent 29-3-1941 to HENIN-LIETARD (Pas-de-Calais).

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