On Monday 26 Tammuz 5772, Yad Vashem will hold a ceremony marking 70 years since the roundup of French Jewry during the Shoah.
The event will begin with a ceremony in the Hall of Remembrance at 11:00 followed by a commemoration event in the Auditorium at 12:00. The event will take place in French and Hebrew.
Speakers will include Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau (Chairman of the Yad Vashem Council), French Ambassador to Israel Christophe Bigot, Mr. Shlomo Balsam (President of Aloumim, the Israel Association of Jewish Children Hidden in France during the Holocaust), Mr. Robert Spira (Representative of Sons and Daughters of French Jewish Deportees), Dr. Simha Epstein (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), will deliver the keynote lecture “70 Years since the roundup at Velodrome d’Hiver.”
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)