Police dragged over 13,000 Jews from their homes, confined them in a Paris cycling stadium with little food or water, and then deported them to their deaths in the concentration camp at Auschwitz.
But even in France, one of the most
brazen collaborations between authorities and the Nazis during World War
II is unknown to many in the younger generation.
Police are hoping to change that, opening up their archives on
France’s biggest single deportation of French Jews for the first time to
the public on Thursday.
Read the rest: The National Post - July 17, 2012