Translated from the biography established by the AFMD (Friends of the Foundation for the Memory of Deportation from the Allier Department):
Jacqueline Lévy was born on September 10, 1924 at Quatzenheim in the Alsatian department of the Bas-Rhin. Her father Paul was a livestock trader, and her mother Elvire née BLOCH was a housewife. Jacqueline was an apprentice seamstress. They lived in Strasbourg (Bas-Rhin).
The family left Strasbourg to seek safety in Lapalisse (Allier department), where they resided in the Hôtel de France, Route Nationale.
They were listed as French Jews under the French state’s Anti-Semitic Law of June 2, 1941.
(Source for the list below: Departmental archives of the Allier department 756 W 1)
She was repertoried by the French state in1943 as a French Jew.
(Source of the above document: Departmental archives of the Allier department 996 W 776 W 112)
Jacqueline and her parents were arrested in the roundup in Lapalisse on June 30, 1944 by the Vichy Militia and the Gestapo, and interned in the Mal-Coiffée German military prison in Moulins (Allier department).
They were transferred on July 15, 1944 to Drancy, where Jacqueline was attributed I.D. n° 25174.
They were deported on July 31, 1944 from Drancy to Auschwitz in convoy n° 77.
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”.
Jacqueline died on August 5, 1944 at Auschwitz according to the Quatzenheim public records and the Journal Officiel n° 98 of April 26, 1995.
“Died in deportation” according the decree of the War Veterans Ministry dated March 13, 1995, and published in the Journal Officiel n° 98 of April 26, 1995.
Note: Her uncle, Henri SAMUEL, and her aunt Palmyre were also arrested in the same roundup.
– Archives of the Allier Department 1864 W 1, 756 W 1, 996 W 123.02, 996 W 778 W 112,
– Municipal Archives of Lapalisse
– Contemporary Jewish Documentation Center
– Public Records Office of Quatzenheim (Bas-Rhin department)
– Klarsfeld, Serge: List of the transfers to Drancy on July 15, 1944
– Klarsfeld, Serge: Memorial to the Jews Deported from France : 1942-1944 1978
– MemorialGenWeb Internet site
– yadvashem.org Testimonial