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Yad Vashem This Month in Holocaust History
May
May 14, 1941 - Round up and deportation of Jews of foreign nationality from Paris, France

May 14, 1941

Round up and deportation of Jews of foreign nationality from Paris, France

In 1939, Paris was home to about 200,000 Jews, many of whom were East European Jews who had earlier immigrated to France or refugees who came in the wake of Hitler’s rise to power. The first major roundup of Parisian Jews of foreign nationality took place on May 14, 1941, when the French police arrested 3,747 Jews. They were interned in Pithiviers and Beaune-la-Rolande. Ultimately about 50,000 Parisian Jews perished during the Holocaust.