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President Macron denounces France's role in Vel d'Hiv raid – video

During a ceremony to commemorate the victims of the 1942 Vel d’Hiv raid in Paris on Sunday, the French president, Emmanuel Macron, made it clear that France was alone in organising and carrying out the mass deportation, which led to the deaths of thousands of Jews. Show More Summary

Row over Netanyahu invite to Paris Vel d'Hiv ceremony

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be in Paris Sunday to mark the 75th anniversary of a notorious roundup of thousands of Jews, an invitation that has angered his critics. Sunday's ceremony marks the day in 1942 that officials...Show More Summary

Le Pen: France ‘not responsible’ for deporting Jews during Holocaust

Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s far-right National Front party, who is making a run for the presidency in the April 23 election declared on Sunday “I don’t think that France is responsible for the Vel d’Hiv,” she said   on French television. “I think that in general, more generally, if there were those responsible, it was those who […]

Row over Netanyahu invite to Paris Vel d'Hiv ceremony

French President Emmanuel Macron and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commemorate the victims of a mass roundup and deportation of French Jews that took place on July 16-17, 1942.

The Vel d'Hiv roundup: 75 years on, a survivor remembers

Seventy-five years ago, on July 16 and 17 1942, more than 13,000 Jews were arrested in Paris. Some of them were gathered in the Vel d’Hiv stadium in the 15th arrondissement. Sarah Lichtsztejn-Montard was one of the children who managed to escape.

Netanyahu in Paris for commemoration of WWII Vel d’Hiv roundup of Jews

Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, will be in Paris tomorrow, Sunday, for a commemoration to mark the 75th anniversary of the rounding up and incarceration of Paris’ Jews in the Vél d'Hiv in 1942.

France the Vel’ d’Hiv Roundup

5 months agoReligion / Judaism : Aish.com

In July, 1942, over 13,000 Jews, including 4,000 children, were arrested and placed in hellish conditions in the Paris Velodrome to be delivered to the Nazi killing machine.

French press review 11 April 2017

French papers unravel the damage inflicted by Marine Le Pen's denial of French responsibility for the Vel d'Hiv deportation of thousands of Jews during World War II. And just days from the April 23rd presidential elections, are indecisive polls caused by fabricated voter intentions? 

Marine Le Pen: France not responsible for deporting Jews to Nazi death camps

Far-right leader Marine Le Pen has denied France was responsible for rounding up more than 13,000 Jews at a Paris cycle track to be sent to Nazi death camps during the Holocaust. France’s responsibility for the Vel’ d’Hiv Round-up has been admitted by both former President Jacques Chirac and current leader Francois Hollande, after decades […]

Israel condemns Marine Le Pen's comments on war-time round-up of Jews at Vel d'Hiv

Israel on Monday condemned French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen's comments for denying her country was responsible for the war-time round-up of Jews at the Vel d'Hiv cycling track who were later sent to Nazi death camps.

Marine Le Pen: France ‘not responsible’ for deporting Jews during Holocaust

5 months agoNews : BlogPost

PARIS — The Velodrome d’Hiver is an eternal stain on French history. After dark on July 16, 1942, French police rounded up about 13,000 Jews from across occupied Paris and deposited them in the “Vel d’Hiv,” a famous indoor stadium that had hosted the 1924 Summer Olympics and where the likes of Ernest Hemingway would come […]

Marine Le Pen denies French role in wartime roundup of Paris Jews

French Jewish organisations call far-right presidential candidate’s remarks on the Vel d’Hiv mass roundup ‘an insult to France’ The French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has denied that the French state was responsible for the wartime roundup of Jews at a Paris cycling track who were then sent to Nazi death camps. Show More Summary

Taking responsibility for the Vel' d'Hiv roundup

There are reports in today's press that have French premier François Hollande apologizing for the roundup and deportation from Paris of thousands of Jews in July 1942. It's not clear from these reports whether or not he actually used the...

Liveblogging World War II: July 16, 1942

Jon Henley: >Letters from Drancy: The operation that became known as the round-up of the Vél d'Hiv began at 4am on Thursday July 16, 1942. Some 4,500 French policemen took part. The 12,884 victims - including 4,051 children - were held briefly in schools and police stations throughout Paris, then herded into municipal buses and driven away. Show More Summary

Sarah's Key

Sarah’s Key (2011) dir. Gilles Paquet-BrennerStarring: Kristin Scott Thomas, Mélusine Mayance, Niels Arestrup, Frédéric Pierrot, Aidan Quinn ½ By Alan BacchusThe despicable Vel' d'Hiv event in 1942 wherein thousands of French Jews were...Show More Summary

Sarah’s Key: France’s Holocaust Shame

6 years agoNews : The Daily Beast

A new film focuses on the notorious Vel’ d’Hiv roundup, where French police sent 13,000 Jews to Auschwitz.

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