Rafle du velodrome d hiver, commonly called the rafle du vel d hiv. Her haunting book, one of the finest i have read, is one of the few that made me cry. Vel d hiv police roundup raid, was a nazi directed raid and mass arrest of jews in paris by the french police, code named operation vent printanier operation spring breeze, on 16 and 17 july 1942. The infamy of the vel dhiv was part of an undertaking that had no. American libraries canadian libraries universal library community texts project gutenberg biodiversity heritage library childrens library. Vel d hiv police roundupraid was a nazidirected raid and mass arrest of jews in paris by the french police, codenamed operation vent printanier operation spring breeze, on 16 and 17 july 1942. He is the author of 30 books, including many examining the vichy regime and its.
The velodrome dhiver vel dhiv roundup the holocaust. By late afternoon on july 17, 12,884 jews, including 4,051 children, had been. On july 16 and 17, 1942, thousands of jews in paris were. Doctors during the veldhiv roundup on july 16 and 17, 1942.
Many were first sent to the velodrome d hiver vel d hiv stadium in paris. Top american libraries canadian libraries universal library community texts project gutenberg biodiversity heritage library childrens. The crime committed in france, by france by francois hollande. Theres evidently a childrens book on the subject as wellits call. The vel dhiv roundup was the greatest massarrest of jews ever carried.
During the action, 12,884 were captured including 4,051 children. Proud parisians referred to their velodrome simply as the vel dhiv. The velodrome d hiver or vel d hiv roundup was the largest french deportation of jews during the holocaust. During the action,152 jews including 4115 children were captured and placed in. Summary seventyfive years ago, the vel d hiv roundup commonly called in french the rafle du vel d hiv, was a nazi decreed raid and mass arrest of jewish in paris by the french police on 16 and 17 july 1942. As well as a cycling track, it was used for ice hockey, wrestling, boxing, rollerskating, circuses, bullfighting, spectaculars, and demonstrations. On july 1617, 1942, more than,000 jews were detained in paris and deported to concentration camps.596 652 623 624 1020 750 593 48 104 271 12 354 539 1541 415 897 704 137 454 812 278 1491 713 1355 246 484 702 871 1087