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Velodrome d'Hiver

❘ La rafle du Vel’ d’Hiv’ ❘ 17 juillet 1942

“The world must know what happened, and never forget.” At the end of the Second World War, General Ike Eisenhower made the decision to personally visit as many Nazi concentration camps as he possibly could. His reason? He felt compelled to document the camps, their appalling conditions, and the brave souls who survived them. He anticipated a time when the Nazi atrocities might be downplayed or even denied, and as such ordered the filming and photographing of camps as they were liberated.

General Eisenhower watches occupants of Ohrdruf concentration camp demonstrate how they were tortured, Generals Bradley and Patton are at his right, April 12

The man in the much publicized Holocaust photo has been only recently identified as Rabbi Moshe Hegerman, the Rabbi of Olkusz in Poland. Brought to the town square for execution he asked to let him say first Kaddish for his slain brethren. The soldiers laughed while watching him praying and then killed him. The monsters...always smile...always...

Visit A German police unit arrived in Olkusz on July and gathered all the Jewish men in the main square. The Jews were forced to lie on the ground while the policemen and members of the SD registered them. The Germans beat the Jews, shooting one of them.

Holocaust survivors from the illegal immigrant ship Exodus . . . Can't help but notice the girl facing the camera and the hope in her eyes . . .

livefromjerusalem: Holocaust survivors from the immigrant ship Exodus. In spite of all the brutalization she’s suffered, she retains her humanity, her inner beauty shines like light from her eyes.

Picture of the funeral for inmates of Auschwitz who could not be saved or were killed by the SS as the liberating Soviet army approached.  The line of coffins seems to stretch to infinity.

What Did Auschwitz Look Like?

Vel D’Hiv deportation

‘Rafle du Vel’ d’Hiv’ - July Parisians were arrested and held at the ‘Vélodrome d’hiver’; Only a handful were released, others died of deprivation or were gassed on arrival.

Jewish people assembled inside the Velodrome d'Hiver in Paris, awaiting deportation to Auschwitz

16 July 1942 the notorious Vel d'Hiver roundup in Paris. Thousands of Jews were arrested and taken to the indoor bicycle stadium. From there they went to Drancy Transit Camp. From Drancy they went to concentration camps in the East.

Les 16 et 17 juillet 1942, 13152 Juifs étrangers réfugiés en France étaient arrêtés à Paris par la police française, dont 8160 enfermés au Vélodrome d'hiver, près de la Seine (XVe), lors de la plus grande rafle de Juifs en France pendant l'Occupation.

Les 16 et 17 juillet 1942, 13152 Juifs étrangers réfugiés en France étaient arrêtés à Paris par la police française, dont 8160 enfermés au Vélodrome d'hiver, près de la Seine (XVe), lors de la plus grande rafle de Juifs en France pendant l'Occupation.

Men, women and children escorted from their Paris homes by the French police, held at the Vel D'Hiv cycling arena and ultimately went to their deaths at Auschwitz.

You might have HIV without knowing it; here are the 3 signs Men, women and children escorted from their Paris homes by the French police, held at the Vel DHiv cycling arena and ultimately went to their deaths at Auschwitz.

Les enfants, pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, continuent à vivre, à jouer, vont à l’école. Comme les adultes, ils subissent la faim, la peur, les contrôles.

In German-occupied Paris, the fence around a children's public playground bears a sign forbidding entrance to Jews.

Soviet soldier walks liberated pristoners out Auschwitz-Birkenau under the infamous gate.  Jan 27 1945

On January the Red Army liberated Auschwitz-Birkenau. Pictured here is a Soviet soldier walking with prisoners through Auschwitz’s gate. Above them is the slogan — a cruel lie — ‘Arbeit Macht Frei’ (‘Work Will Make You Free’).

Fathers of Confederation LAC c001855 - List of national founders - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1885 photo of Robert Harris' 1884 painting, Conference at Quebec in also known as The Fathers of Confederation. The scene is an amalgamation of the Charlottetown and Quebec City conference sites and attendees.

France, 9/1941, A concentration camp of German Jews.  Belongs to collection: Yad Vashem Photo Archive  Additional Information: The Jews were...

France, A concentration camp of German Jews. The French police helped the Nazi's round up Jewish families,no matter what nationality that lived in France. The Jews then were shipped to a death camp , is history repeating itself?