July 17, 2017

Macron restates France’s responsibility for WWII roundup of Jews

French President Emmanuel Macron underscored France’s responsibility for the World War II deportation of Jews on Sunday while marking the 75th anniversary of the detention of more than 13,000 people at the Vélodrome d'Hiver (Vél d’Hiv) in Paris.

“France organised it,” Macron said, adding that “not a single German” took part in orchestrating the notorious roundup of some 13,000 Jews at the Vél d’Hiv and Drancy internment camps in Paris from July 16-17, 1942. Those interned were then deported to Nazi concentration camps; fewer than 100 survived. Read more + video.


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