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Plaque devant l'hôtel du Parc - Vichy, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
N 46° 07.511 E 003° 25.151
31T E 532384 N 5108041
Quick Description: [FR] L'historien et avocat français, Serge Klarsfeld a fait poser ce plaque en hommage aux déportés en 2001. [EN] The French historian and lawyer, Serge Klarsfeld, had this mémorial plaque erected in 2001, in memory of deported French Jews.
Location: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Date Posted: 6/17/2018 5:52:39 AM
Waymark Code: WMYHG7
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
[EN] The plaque reads in English.

August 26, 1942, the government of the French state, established in this building in Vichy, started a gigantic round-up of foreign Jews throughout the territory of the free zone. More than 6500 of them, among them hundreds of children, were arrested that day and delivered into the hands of the Nazis in the occupied zone, where they were immediately deported, never to return, to the Auschwitz extermination camp. In total, this was the tragic fate of more than 10000 foreign Jews living in the Free zone.

Most of the French population and Catholic and Protestant clergy were immediately opposed to these mesures which violated the traditions and honor of France. They are thanked.

Never forget.

The Sons and Daughters of deported Jews of France.
Jewish cultural Association of Vichy.
Physical Address:
1 Avenue de Vichy
Vichy, France


Date Dedicated: 7/22/2001

Supporting Website: [Web Link]

Memorial Type: Monument/Plaque

Fee/Donation: Not listed

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