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, Villejuif, France



Villejuif is a commune in the southern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 7km from the centre of Paris.NameThe name Villejuif can be imprecisely translated as "Jewish Town", but the area has no historical connections with the Jewish population of Paris. The name is believed to be a corruption of a Gallo-Roman name, Villa Iuvii, meaning the villa of Iuvius.TransportVillejuif is served by three stations on Paris Métro Line 7: Villejuif – Léo Lagrange, Villejuif – Paul Vaillant-Couturier, and Villejuif – Louis Aragon.PersonalitiesCamille Loiseau, the from 26 March 2005 to 12 August 2006, died at the Hôpital Paul-Brousse in Villejuif.Issei Sagawa, the Japanese killer and cannibal, was an inmate at high-security Paul Guiraud hospital in Villejuif, in 1982–1984.Komitas Vardapet, the founder of modern Armenian classical music.Vladimir Ghika, Catholic parish priest from 1923-1930, killed in Romania in 1954, beatified 31 August 2013.HospitalsVillejuif has many hospitals on its territory :  the Institut Gustave Roussy, leading hospital in oncology in Europe the Hôpital Paul-Brousse the Paul Guiraud hospital