France and Israel commemorate holocaust in Paris

France and Israel commemorate holocaust in Paris

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The Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and French president Emmanuel Macron have Sunday in Paris a mass-arrest of Jews in France during the Second world War is being commemorated.

The two leaders laid a wreath at the commemoration of the roundup of the Vélodrome d’hiver, Sunday 75 years ago.

In this raid, French police officers in command of the German occupying forces, of which 13,000 Jews were arrested and days in a wielerstadion locked up without food. Later, they were deported. Almost all these Jews were killed in concentration camps. Even a hundred of them survived the war.

Years was the French role is a great taboo in France. Only in 1995, apologised to the then president Chirac for that purpose.

After the commemoration, the Netanyahu and Macron have a discussion about the war in Syria.

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