French Archives On Departation of French Jews During WWII Opened To Public for For The First Time #general

Jan Meisels Allen

The archives of the biggest World War II deportation of French Jews are
being opened up to public view for the first time. It coincides with the
70th anniversary of the Vel' d'Hiv roundup by Paris police of some 13,000
Jews over two days--July 16-17, 1942 before being bused to the French
camp at Drancy and then taken by train to Auschwitz death camp.
They are being show Paris Jewish District City Hall starting July 19.

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Photographs of some of the records may be viewed at:
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Thank you to Randy Herschaft of the AP for alerting us to this story.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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