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The Vél d'Hiv Raid: A Blight on France

Longtime journalist Sheldon Kirshner blogs on The Times of Israel:

“Maurice Rajsfus, a French Jewish survivor who witnessed this infamous roundup, dissects it in a workmanlike book, … 180 more words

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Emperors clothes lost in translation

Presiedent Macron of France visits his decidedly unimpressed troops.

As usual he has dressed up for the occasion, this time taking from the toy box a uniform with insignia showing him to be a pilot…. 921 more words

Escape from Paris

Sunday 16 July 2017 marked the 75th anniversary of Vel d’Hiv, the rounding up of the Parisian Jews to the local velodrome and eventual deportation to Auschwitz. 715 more words

Bitter happiness

July 16th is the birthday of my second child. It was also the 50th anniversary of the Rafle du Vel’ d’Hiv.


It was hot and blue, and we walked to the hospital hand in hand to birth a baby who leapt into the world with little help. 115 more words

Statement by Maurice Rajsfus on the Eve of the French Presidential Election

By Maurice Rajsfus, survivor of the Vél d’Hiv Raid

ON APRIL 9, 2017, in keeping with a family tradition, Marine Le Pen declared on a radio program that France was not responsible for the Vél d’Hiv raid. 316 more words

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Operation Yellow Star / Black Thursday reviewed by New York Journal of Books

Lew Whittington writes, “Newly translated English editions of Operation Yellow Star and Black Thursday: The Round-up of July 16, 1942 have just been released in a single volume to mark the 75th anniversary year of the purge of Jews in France during WWII.” 50 more words

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Austerlitz in Paris

W G Sebald’s novels tend to begin with someone setting out on a journey.  His protagonists are almost always in transit, and if they do settle somewhere it is not likely to be long-term.  1,851 more words

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