"A special train and they had to be on it "

Deported Jews
Public DomainDeported Jews - Credit: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
In March 1941, the Vichy government announced the formation of the Commissariat Général aux Questions Juives (General Commission for the Jewish Question).  This led to the first round-up of Jews in Vichy France on 5 August 1942.  They were transported to Drancy in the Occupied Zone, in collaboration with the Nazi authorities.

Gendarmes were ordered to seek out Jews according to quotas established by the Germans.  Over the following two years, more than 75,000 Jews were deported.  Fewer than 2,000 survived.  The deportations finally ended when the Allies liberated Paris.

The Vichy Policy on Jewish Deportation