Tue. Mar 28th, 2023

    A forgotten crime: Remembering the 1943 Marseille roundup

    In this edition, we discover a little-known chapter of French history. In 1943, the Germans had occupied the southern French port city of Marseille. With its working class, immigrant and Jewish neighbourhoods around the Old Port, the city had come to represent everything that Hitler and the Nazis hated. The Germans, who saw the Old Port neighbourhoods as a hotbed of the French Resistance, decided to make an example of Marseille. They rounded up thousands of people, including hundreds of Jews who were later sent to a concentration camp, and destroyed an entire district.


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