Center of Contemporary Jewish Documentation
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The Center of Contemporary Jewish Documentation (CDJC, Centre de documentation juive contemporaine) was founded in April 1943 in Grenoble by French Jews in order to collect material on the discrimination and destruction of Jews in France. After its relocation to Paris in the fall of 1944, the CDJC became the most important archive for Holocaust history in France.

On April 29, 1943, important representatives of the French Jews came together for a secret meeting in the private apartment of the entrepreneur Isaac Schneersohn (1881–1969) in Grenoble. The m…

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Renée Poznanski, Beer Sheva, “Center of Contemporary Jewish Documentation”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 24 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170409

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