Levi Laub Presents "The Vél d'Hiv Raid: The French Police at the Service of the Gestapo"

In Honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day
Event date: 
Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 6:00pm
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4869 Main St
Manchester Center, VT 05255

Join us to honor International Hollocaust Rememberance Day as Levi Laub (translator and close friend of the author Maurice Rajsfus) presents "The Vél d'Hiv Raid."

Description
Beginning in the early morning hours of July 16, 1942, and lasting for two days, the French police went beyond Nazi ordinances and took it upon themselves to arrest and imprison more than 13,000 Jews at a Paris sporting arena, the Velodrome d'Hiver. For most of the Jews, this detention without water, food, or sleep was the first horrific step toward death in the concentration camps. This uniquely detailed study of the roundup offers the only contemporary analysis of both the precursors and the aftermath of the events of those two days. Using recently opened police files, Maurice Rajsfus details the internal organization of the police, showing the mechanisms of this raid in particular and of raids in general, making the book an indispensable micro-history of the Holocaust. A companion piece to Rajsfus's Operation Yellow Star / Black Thursday (DoppelHouse Press, 2017), The Vel d'Hiv Raid includes witness and police reports, shocking excerpts from the collaborationist press, and speeches by contemporary French politicians whose official apology is still not complete and terribly overdue.

With a foreword by Israeli activist and author Michel Warschawski.

Maurice Rajsfus (b.1928), a former investigative journalist for Le Monde, survived the Vel d'Hiv roundup. He has written thirty books, including many examining the Vichy regime and its legacy in French police culture. Several of his books about his World War II experiences are the basis of a YA comic published by Tartamudo editions, as well as a theatrical production and a film. He lives in Paris with his family.

 

 

photo credit © Louis Monier

 

The Vel D'Hiv Raid: The French Police at the Service of the Gestapo Cover Image
By Maurice Rajsfus, Levi Laub (Translator), Michel Warschawski (Foreword by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780997818468
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Published: Doppelhouse Press - October 10th, 2017

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