If documents like that presented here would not proove its existence, CAMP at Livron, located near CAYLUS, would remain wrapped in the veil of oblivion!

However, it appears from my research,that its creation, for the purposes of the army, goes back to the 20s and that its expansion and development over several years.

In 1939 he received the Spanish refugees whose supervision was provided by the French Army.

Postcard from an internee in CAMP at LIVRON, dated 31-12-1940
and destinated to LWOW(USSR).

After the 1940 armistice and troops demobilization, CAMP at Livron was occupied by Poles, mostly Jewish-supervised by French officers and NCOs dressed in civilian clothes.

Then the German troops took possession of the camp after the invasion of the unoccupied zone in November 1942.

The postcard sent from CAMP at Livron December 31, 1940 perfectly fits in the period after the armistice.

It comes from a certain Romek ZIMMERMAN-very likely Polish- who sent it to LWOW where it arrived January 29, 1941. This town is now situated on the territory of the Soviet Union since the partition of Poland in September 1939.

This very rare destination requires a few comments.

Capital of Galicia, LWOW (LVIV in French), up to 800 000 inhabitants today, had a very troubled history over the last two centuries.

Indeed, Austrian from 1772 to 1919 under the names LEOPOL and then LEMBERG, it became Polish after the First World War under the name LWOW.

Included then in the Soviet Union in 1939, it was occupied by the Germans from June 1941 to 1944 under the name LEMBERG, Galicia becoming a province of the Reich.

In 1945, it is again attributed to the USSR by the Yalta Conference and until 1 December 1991, with the referendum that decided the independence of Ukraine. Its name will now be Lvov.

Need we remind you that it is in the Forest of LYSINITCHÎ near LEMBERG, that SS Einsatzgruppen (SS Operational Groups) exterminated 90 000 Jews from 1941 to 1944?

I ignore what happened to the Poles from CAMP at Livron after 1941.

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