The 2022 Remembrance Ceremony in memory of deportees and victims of the Holocaust broadcast on September 18 on France 2

The 2022 Remembrance Ceremony in memory of deportees and victims of the Holocaust broadcast on September 18 on France 2
The 2022 Remembrance Ceremony in memory of deportees and victims of the Holocaust broadcast on September 18 on France 2

Established on the initiative of the French rabbinate after the Second World War, the memory of the victims of the Shoah is commemorated each year during the Remembrance ceremony at the great synagogue on rue de la Victoire in Paris. The 2022 ceremony will be broadcast live on France 2 on Sunday September 18 from 10:45.

Francis Huster will comment on the various highlights of this ceremony dedicated this year to the Righteous Among the Nations. A tribute will be paid to them through the reading of their testimonies carried by the voice of their grandchildren and children, Nathalie Saint-Cricq and Philippe Labroand also by that of Pierre-Francois Veil, Claire Chazal and Rachel Khanin the presence of Ginette Kolinkadeported at the age of 19 to Auschwitz, who will come to testify so that the younger generations remember….

“Whoever saves a life saves the whole universe”Talmud

In France, nearly 76,000 Jews were deported to extermination camps between 1942 and 1945, only 2,566 survived.

At the heart of this dark history, men and women from all walks of life spontaneously came to the aid of Jewish families so that they could escape the roundups and the horror of deportation.

They offered them a hiding place, provided false papers… most often at the risk of their lives.

At the end of the war, the International Holocaust Remembrance Institute Yad Vashem decided to honor these men and women by awarding them the title of “Righteous Among the Nations”.

To date, 27,921 have received this medal and this title worldwide, and 4,150 in France. Thanks to them, several thousand Jews were able to escape the sinister fate reserved for them by the Nazis. Among them …

Marcel Hoffmanna railwayman from Lille, saved some forty Jewish women and children during the roundup of September 17, 1942 in Lille.

John Meunierresistant, saved Ms Moscovici and her two children aged 6 and 2.

Monsignor Saliègearchbishop of Toulouse, writes a letter of protest when he learns of the deportation of the Jews to the extermination camps.

Magda and Andre Trocmepastor of Chambon-sur-Lignon, saved Jewish families by hiding them.

Jean-Francois and Henrietta Labro were recognized as “Righteous Among the Nations” for having hidden in their house in the south of France, and saved from the raids, several Jewish families.

Beyond the Jewish community, the whole of the national community is invited to meditate with the survivors, the children and grandchildren of the deportees, in memory of the disappeared, victims of Nazi barbarism.

The article is in French

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