Memorial Opened for French Jews Deported to Tallinn (10)

A memorial stone was unveiled in the Lasnamäe district of Tallinn on Wednesday. (ERR)
5/8/2014 9:32 AM
Category: Society

Several hundred Jews were deported from France in 1944 to Estonia, with only a handful returning. 

A memorial stone was unveiled in the Lasnamäe district of Tallinn, where 300 Jews arrived in May 1944, ERR radio reported on Wednesday.

The French Ambassador to Estonia, Michel Raineri, said the majority of them were executed shortly after arrival and the rest were forced to do manual labor.

Of the 900 French Jews deported to the Baltic states, only 22 returned to France. The Patarei prison and Pirita cemetery also have memorials for Jews who were killed in Estonia during World War II.


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