Jean-Luc Pinol: The deportation of French jews (1942 – 1944). A cartographic approach

On The November 27, 2019

18h30 - 20h30
Salon de la Résidence IEA
3 Allée de Fontenay, 69007 Lyon

From 1942 to 1944, 76 rail convoys were chartered to deport 74.000 jews – including more than 11.400 children - from France to Nazi death camps. Jean-Luc Pinol proposes a new reading of this history through maps.

J-L Pinol began to geolocate and analyze the mass of personal data gathered in the Mémorial de la déportation des Juifs de France (Memorial of deportation of jews in France) established by Serge Karsfeld, in order to study what we learn from the setting into space of these journeys. Map after map, he tells the story of the deportation and all the persecutions of the jews in France in a new way, highlighting the interferences between the German authorities and the French state.

Emeritus professor at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon and former Director of the Rhône-Alpes Historical Research Laboratory (LARHRA), Jean-Claude Pinol specializes in contemporary urban history. He is also a key playor in spatial analysis in history. His book "Convois. La déportation des juifs de France" was published in September 2019 by Detour Editions with the support of the Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah and a preface by Serge Karsfeld.

Résidence IEA, 3 allée de Fontenay
69007 Lyon