The French authorities organized a RAID on the Jews under the name «vel’ d Eve» in 1942, to her involved no German, said the President of France Emmanuel macron during a meeting with Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, according to Israeli channel 9.
«It was France organized the roundup of Jews, it is not involved in any one German. The Third French Republic had prepared for the Vichy regime all frames – politicians, officials, police, journalists. The Vichy regime is not all French, but he represented the government and administration of France,» stressed macron.
The two leaders participated in a ceremony honoring the deported Jews in a mass arrest in Paris on 16 and 17 July 1942.
The TV channel notes that this is the first time that Israeli Prime Minister participated in a ceremony in Paris to commemorate the destruction of the Jews.
During the ceremony, macron also stated that anti-Zionism is a modern form of anti-Semitism.
«Today we don’t succumb to hate propaganda, we will not deviate in opposition to anti-Zionism because it is a new form of anti-Semitism», he added.
For the first time about the responsibility of France for the deportation of Jews, said in 1995, President Jacques Chirac.
Roundup «vel’ d IV» – the largest series of mass arrests of Jews. From 14th to 15th July, 1942 in Paris and its suburbs were arrested more than 13 thousand people, more than a third of whom were children. Most of them were subsequently killed, less than a hundred people survived.
Macron acknowledged the guilt of France in the mass arrests of Jews in 1942 17.07.2017