Macron decries anti-Semitism on 80th anniversary of Jewish deportations

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PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron warned against anti-Semitism and historical revisionism on Sunday as he commemorated victims of the Holocaust on the 80th anniversary of the Vel d’Hiv roundup of Jewish families. On July 16-17, 1942, around 13,000 people were taken to the Winter Velodrome, the Vel d’Hiv, in Paris before being sent on to concentration camps across Europe. It was the largest mass detention of Jewish people by French police in collaboration with the Nazi German occupiers. Macron spoke at the inauguration of a memorial in the central town of Pithiviers, about 100 …

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