Like the thermal waters of the town, Vichy’s history continues to bubble and belch, at times with enough force to upend French politics and culture.
He smuggled at least 350 Jewish children whose parents had been killed or sent to Nazi concentration camps across the Franco-Swiss border.
It was advertising a debate in Paris titled: “Stranglehold on Israel. Netanyahu or the end of the Zionist dream.”
11% said the figure of 6 million Holocaust victims was “exaggerated” and another 4% said the Holocaust was “invented.”
There were swastikas and the words “Mayor Marx = Jude,” “Dirty Jew, get out” and “Jews want to destroy Whites.”
A significant number of Jews from the territories of the former Ottoman Empire, mainly from Turkey and usually of Sephardic origin, moved to France.
Lanzmann fashioned, as only a true Existentialist could, a series of negative images that together create a positive concept of Jewish survival.
In separate incidents, Holocaust monuments in the Netherlands and France also were vandalized.
The story of the Holocaust is so horrendous that, even for me, who grew up on its edge, it is hard to comprehend.
A shopper had complained, citing the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and violence in Gaza.