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Dreux. Photo by Adrien Goussard – Wikipedia

Dreux is famous for its listed historic monuments.

The Jewish presence appears to be quite ancient, dating back to at least the 12th century, when they came under the protection of the Counts of Dreux. The town was famous for its eminent tossafists, including Rabbi Salomon ben Juda de Dreux, who directed the Ecole de Dreux.

In 2023, the inauguration of rue Livia-Zinger, named after a 15-year-old Jewish woman who died at Auschwitz, is under discussion, following administrative complications. A child of Dreux, she was deported with her mother, despite the efforts of the local Resistance, which saved many Jews from Dreux.

Sources : Livre, Times of Israel, L’Echo Républicain