A survivor of the Auschwitz camp, where he was interned as a teenager, Claude Bloch from Lyon died at the age of 95, the mayor of Lyon, Grégory Doucet, announced on X during the night from Sunday December 31 to Monday January 1.

“It is with deep sadness that I learned this evening of the death of Claude Bloch. A survivor of Auschwitz, he was a bearer of memory to younger generations throughout his life,” wrote the elected official, sending his “most sincere condolences to [the] family and [to] those close to him” of Mr. Bloch.

At the beginning of May, Claude Bloch, the last Auschwitz survivor living in Lyon, took part in the tribute to Jean Moulin paid at Montluc prison by the President of the Republic.

He was fifteen years old when he was arrested in 1944 with his mother and grandfather, then deported.