Friday, May 11, 2012

Remembrance of the Deportation of Jews from France

Flowers for the Deportees

Wall of names of the  Deported

A Schneier was part of the deportation

One of the Deportees in prison uniform

Rabbi praying traditional prayers

Marching in Paris to private ceremony

Many survivors of the Deportation

Maurice Wolf who survived Auschwitz & Birkenau
   By a miracle and our press passes we were able to attend a ceremony, with a prayer team from the US, remembering the deportation of French Jews during the Holocaust at the Museum of the Shoah in Paris. The Museum has a Wall of names of the deportees. On that wall David found the name of a relative from his father's family (Chapsa Schneier) who was born in Ukraine only to be deported from France. David also found a couple named Prince which is his French mother's family name.

   Following the ceremony and after a solemn march through the streets of Paris, we then attended a closed memorial service at the official site of remembrance  of the all of the 110,000 deportees, including 77,000 Jews of which 11,000 were children. Above are some of the photos of both of those events. More pictures appear at

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