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Today in World War II History—August 20, 1941

Accommodation block at Drancy with French gendarme on guard, Aug. 1941 (German Federal Archive, Bild 183-B10919)

Accommodation block at Drancy with French gendarme on guard, Aug. 1941 (German Federal Archive, Bild 183-B10919)

80 Years Ago—Aug. 20, 1941: In Nazi-occupied France, 4230 Jewish men without French passports are arrested; Germans open an internment and transit camp at Drancy, France, run by French police.

Movie premiere of The Little Foxes, starring Bette Davis and Teresa Wright in her movie debut.

RKO Radio Pictures movie poster for The Little Foxes, 1941 (public domain via Wikipedia)

RKO Radio Pictures movie poster for The Little Foxes, 1941 (public domain via Wikipedia)