Book presentation at the Mémorial de la Shoah, Paris

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September 15, 2022, 7pm, Shoah Memorial, Paris

As part of the 80th commemoration of the September 11, 1942 roundup of Jews in the Nord and Pas-de-Calais regions.

On the occasion of the publication of Être Juif dans le Nord et le Pas-de-Calais. 1939-1945 by Danielle Delmaire, Jean-Baptiste Gardon, Monique Heddebaut, and Rudy Rigaut, preface by Claire Zalc, afterword by Jacques Fredj, Éditions Tirésias-Michel Reynaud, 2022.

After the armistice of June 22, 1940, the Nord and Pas-de-Calais regions were attached to the Brussels Military High Command. This region thus experienced a singular fate: an early census with a coastal area immediately emptied of its Jewish population, a specific round-up schedule, spoliations, deportation to Reich prisons, then to Auschwitz-Birkenau from the Mechelen Jewish assembly camp in Belgium… This unpublished synthesis is also based on the itineraries of the hidden children and on the strategies for circumventing and surviving in the face of the anti-Semitic measures relayed by the local authorities.

In the presence of the authors.

Discussion moderated by Claire Zalc, historian, director of research at the CNRS, director of studies at the EHESS.