As the Holocaust Documentation & Education Center continues to feature and offer a wide variety of online programs, today we are adding the following program from Road Scholar:

Program:            The Vel’ d’Hiv Roundup

Platform:            This event is available online online and is free to the public.

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On July 16-17, 1942 in Occupied Paris, more than 13,000 French Jews were arrested by French Police and held in deplorable conditions in an indoor cycling stadium.

Join Dr. Eileen Angelini to learn about the detailed planning behind the round-up and how France has since dealt with the pain and shame of this traumatic event.

“Entrance to the Vel’ d’Hiv (the Winter Stadium, or Velodrome d’Hiver), where Jews were detained en-masse in preparation for their deportation to concentration camps in France.” – Yad Vashem.