Pithiviers is a commune
Communes of France
The commune is the lowest level of administrative division in the French Republic. French communes are roughly equivalent to incorporated municipalities or villages in the United States or Gemeinden in Germany...

 (municipality) in the Loiret
Loiret is a department in north-central FranceThe department is named after the river Loiret, a tributary of the Loire. The Loiret is located wholly within the department.- History :...

 department in north-central France
The French Republic , The French Republic , The French Republic , (commonly known as France , is a unitary semi-presidential republic in Western Europe with several overseas territories and islands located on other continents and in the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic oceans. Metropolitan France...

. It is twinned with Ashby-de-la-Zouch
Ashby-de-la-Zouch, — Zouch being pronounced "Zoosh" — often shortened to Ashby, is a small market town and civil parish in North West Leicestershire, England, within the National Forest. It is twinned with Pithiviers in north-central France....

 in Leicestershire, England.

Pithiviers is the location of an infamous Second World War Nazi transit camp. Children were separated there from their parents; the adults were processed and deported to concentration camps farther away, usually Auschwitz. This was the fate of the novelist Irène Némirovsky
Irène Némirovsky
Irène Némirovsky was a French novelist who died at the age of 39 in Auschwitz, Nazi Germany occupied Poland. She was killed by the Nazis for being classified as a Jew under the racial laws, which did not take into account her conversion to Roman Catholicism.-Biography:Irène Némirovsky was born in...



  • Steve Marlet
    Steve Marlet
    Steve Marlet is a French footballer who is currently playing for amateur club CM Aubervilliers. The forward was capped 23 times and scored six goals for the French national team....

     footballer with CM Aubervilliers
    CM Aubervilliers
    Football Club Municipal d'Aubervilliers is a French association football club based in Aubervilliers, a suburb of Paris. The club was founded in 1948 and currently play in the Championnat de France amateur, the fourth level of French football having earn promotion to the league following the...

    . He was born here in 1974.
  • Marie Ndiaye
    Marie NDiaye
    Marie NDiaye is a French novelist and playwright. She published her first novel, Quant au riche avenir, when she was only 17 and she won the Prix Femina in 2001 for her novel Rosie Carpe...

     novelist and playwright who was born here in 1967.
  • Simeon Poisson mathematician born here in 1781 and died in 1840.
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