Internment and Transit Camps Correspondence
This letter was purchased from famous collector Anthony L. Gard who had never seen a letter from a
French camp with drawings.
Opened in April 1939, Gurs will become one of the most important internment camps of the nonoccupied
zone. It was first populated by Spanish refugees then by Jews, Communists and other
persons judged undesirable by the German authorities. The camp was closed by mid-1943.
There were some convoys from Gurs to Auschwitz.