Keyword: Vél d'Hiv
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whose hard-line politics have come in for fierce criticism in France, attended the 75th anniversary of an infamous WW2 roundup in Paris for deportation of about 13,000 Jews, after which the two men held talks on the crises in the Middle East.
Far-right candidate says it was 'people in power at time not France' who were responsible for round-up of more than 13,000 Jews in 1942.
President Hollande's commemoration of 1942 Vél d'Hiv roundup of Jews was important for addressing European anti-Semitism, argues Denis MacShane.
President Hollande has recognised France’s role in the Holocaust at a ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of a round-up of 13,000 Jews in Paris.