Photo: AP
French President Hollande inaugurates memorial
Photo: AP

France honors Jews placed in WWII camp

French President Francois Hollande says he hopes suffering experienced at Drancy will give birth to 'vigilance' today

France has inaugurated a memorial to tens of thousands of Jews forced into a World War II internment camp that was set up with cooperation from the Nazi collaborationist Vichy government.


Almost 65,000 Jews passed through Drancy, north of Paris, on the way to Holocaust death camps abroad from 1941 to 1944; only 2,000 survived.


At Friday's inauguration, French President Francois Hollande said he hoped the suffering that was experienced at Drancy would give birth to "vigilance" today.


Since then, several Holocaust memorials have gone up around the country, and many schools prominently display the names of Jewish children taken to their deaths.



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