Translated from the biography established by the AFMD (Friends of the Foundation for the Memory of Deportation from the Allier Department):
Isaac Choukroun was born on December 11, 1896 at Blida, Algeria. He was the son of Moïse Choukroun and Sadia GUETANU.
He married Violette née TIKOZINSKI on March 17, 1926 in the 10th district of Paris, and they had a son, Maurice, born in Marseille.
A merchant and salesman residing on the rue Richet in Paris (9th district), he took refuge in Néris-les-Bains on November 16, 1942, first on the rue Voltaire, and then on the rue Barra.
(Source of the document below: Departmental archives of the Allier department : Anti-Semite Measures 996 W 254.01. Repertory of the Jews in Néris-les-Bains in 1942)
He was listed by the French state as a French Jew in 1943.
(Source of the data sheet below: Departmental archives of the Allier department 996 W 778 W 112)
The date of his arrest is not known.
He was interned in the Mal-Coiffée German military prison at Moulins (Allier department), then transferred on July 15, 1944 to Drancy, where he was attributed the I.D. n° 25139.
He was deported on July 31, 1944 from Drancy to Auschwitz in convoy n° 77.
(Source for the document below: Mémorial de la Shoah C77_12)
In Le Mémorial de la Déportation des Juifs de France, Serge Klarsfeld writes about convoy n° 77: “The number of deportees was 1300. This convoy 77 (…) hauled toward the Auschwitz gas chambers more than 300 children under the age of 18. (…) 291 men were selected with I.D. numbers B 3673 to B 3963; the same for 283 women (A 16457 to A 16739). In 1945 there were 209 survivors, of whom 141 were women”.
He died on August 5, 1944 at Auschwitz (Poland) according the Journal Officiel n° 190 of August 17, 2012.
His name is on the plaque in Néris-les-Bains of those who “Died in deportation”.
The plaque, pictures below, on the War Memorial at Néris-les-Bains was created after research done by the AFMD of the Allier department. It was inaugurated on May 8, 2008 by Monsieur Jean-Claude DE PIN, the mayor of Néris-les-Bains, Madame Maud LORCH and Madame Colette BOURGOIGNON, vice-president of the Montluçon-Commentry section of the FNDIRP [Fédération nationale des déportés et internés résistants et patriotes]. Our thanks to the municipality of Néris-les-Bains for its commitment to the memory of the Deportation.
Photo : AFMD of the Allier Department.
“Died in deportation”, according to the decree of the National War Veterans Office on July 2, 2012, published in the Journal Officiel of August 17, 2012.
– Archives of the Allier Department 996 W 194.01, 996 W 254.01, 778 W 15.03, 996 W 778 W 112,
– Archives of the Puy-de-Dôme Department: Repertory of the Jews in the Allier Department in 1943
– Public Records Office of Lille (Nord department) and of Paris’s 10th district
– Klarsfeld, Serge: List of transfers to Drancy
– Klarsfeld, Serge: Memorial to the Jew<s Deported from France: 1942-1944 1978
– MemorialGenWeb Internet site
– Mémorial de la Shoah C77_12.