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Paris - New Documents: French Police Sent 13,000 To Die In Auschwitz

Published on: July 9, 2012 05:30 PM
By:  Metro UK
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More than 13,000 people have been deported 70 years ago.More than 13,000 people have been deported 70 years ago.

Paris - The French toddler was the youngest of about 13,000 people rounded up in the infamous Vel d’Hiv incident and sent by rail to the concentration camp.

The details are recorded on papers being disclosed by French police to mark the 70th anniversary of the tragedy this month.  Another Vel d’Hiv file has an officer stating: ‘Many refused to open [their doors]’, adding: ‘We must make use of a locksmith.’

The facts about French involvement in the Holocaust have been released as France comes to terms with what it called its ‘black hours’.

Catherine Vieu-Charier, organiser of the Paris exhibition displaying the papers, said there was a ‘long period of silence’ around the atrocity but French involvement in the Holocaust was being acknowledged.

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The Vel d’Hiv round-up took place at a velodrome in Paris on July 16 and 17, 1942.

A total of 5,802 women, 4,115 children and 3,118 men were herded into the building before being sent to Germany.

Full story at Metro UK 


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 Jul 09, 2012 at 05:40 PM Butterfly Says:

The French did not know what humanity meant!!

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 Jul 09, 2012 at 06:12 PM FmrBklynKid Says:

What a surprise. I always thought the French were such great lovers and friends of Jews. (not).

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 Jul 09, 2012 at 07:40 PM anonymous Says:

Two uncles and my brother went from Drancy to Auschwitz

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 Jul 09, 2012 at 07:44 PM anonymous Says:

SS Hauptsturmfuehrer Alois Brunner an Austrian was instrumental in the deportation of French Jews , Jews in Thessalonika. He was unsuccessful hunted by the Mossad

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 Jul 09, 2012 at 07:52 PM Anonymous Says:

Boycott French products to honor the memory of these Kedoshim!

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 Jul 09, 2012 at 08:17 PM Melech Says:

The French are farbisen individuals. When Paris was liberated in 1944, by U.S. troops, Charles DeGaulle insisted on being given the kovod of marching at the front of the line of the parade showing the liberating units. Such is politics!

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 Jul 09, 2012 at 08:19 PM vinfan Says:

die is the wrong word...please use the words viciously murdered when referring to victims of the holocaust

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 Jul 09, 2012 at 08:51 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #5  
Anonymous Says:

Boycott French products to honor the memory of these Kedoshim!

What purpose is served by boycotting French products 65 years after these alleged deportations happened. It does zero to "honor the memory of these kedoshim". Perhaps go learn a daf gemorah or give a few Euros to tzedakah. That would be a much greater kovod to their memory than foregoing a bottle of Bourdeaux.

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 Jul 09, 2012 at 09:09 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #5  
Anonymous Says:

Boycott French products to honor the memory of these Kedoshim!

Be careful what you boycott. Most French perfumes are made by a Jewish-owned licensee firm, as are plenty of other fashion products. Even the anti-Semite Coco Chanel YMS had her designs marketed by a Jewish firm when she was alive. All French kosher products give badly needed parnosso to Yidden even if they are just special runs made in kashered goyishe factories. Even L'Oreal, despite its shady past, has large operations in EY that employ Jews.

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 Jul 09, 2012 at 09:56 PM PaulinSaudi Says:

"The details are recorded on papers being disclosed by French police to mark the 70th anniversary of the tragedy this month."

A "tragedy" is a play or an opera. By extension, a "tragedy" is when a child dies in some horrid way. The police sending thousands to their deaths is an "outrage," a "shame," or perhaps an "atrocity."

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 Jul 09, 2012 at 11:16 PM not_suprised Says:

Hey Frogs, if it wasn't for us Americans, you would be speaking German and eating shnitzengrueben.

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 Jul 10, 2012 at 12:59 AM bagelmacher Says:

On this the 70th yortsayt of our French brothers & sisters..Zoln mir zay keinmolnisht fargesn un keinmolnisht fargebn di merder fun undzer folk.Am yisroel chai!

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 Jul 10, 2012 at 01:00 AM takeittothem Says:

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anonymous Says:

Two uncles and my brother went from Drancy to Auschwitz

My father and my uncle were sent away from Drancy,never to return

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 Jul 10, 2012 at 03:25 AM Anonymous Says:

actually 75,000 were deported from Drancy.
see Serge Klarsfeld's "75,000 people deported from Drancy - 1942 - 1944.

may their souls have rest

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 Jul 10, 2012 at 08:50 AM Avreich1 Says:

When I was 12 years old my father took me on a trip to Paris. One of the first places we visited was the Holocaust Museum (it had a different name in those days which I do not remember).

This was my very first exposure to the horrors of the Shoah in general and the fate of France's Jews in particular. The next evening my father took me to meet his cousins, who (B"H) had survived the concentration camps and who had returned to their old apartment in Paris. That was probably the most harrowing experience in my young life.

That couple have long since moved on to their places in heaven, but I still maintain regular contact with my cousins' children, grandchildren and their great-grandchildren.

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 Jul 10, 2012 at 11:44 AM ALLAN Says:

There must be a special place in hell for those Frenchmen who were complicit in the murder of Jews.

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 Jul 10, 2012 at 01:49 PM 5TResident Says:

The French have always had a weak backbone when it comes to standing up to evil. It is no coincidence that militant Islam has a strong foothold in France.

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 Jul 10, 2012 at 04:24 PM soxfan Says:

This is why the State of Israel must be preserved at all costs. Whether you are a "Zionist" or not - there will be no country in the world which can guarantee your safety when the going gets rough.

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