July 16th marks the 75th anniversary of the Vélodrome d’Hiver (“Vél d’Hiv”) roundup. From July 16 to 17, 1942 in Paris, 13,152 French Jews including 4,000 children were arrested. The majority of them were later deported to Auschwitz. Join us at our open house and learn about the history of the Holocaust from those who survived it. Hear testimony from survivors highlighting personal experiences during the Holocaust, and visit the Museum free of charge.
Open House at the Museum
During your visit to the Museum, discover artefacts that bring additional significance to survivor accounts, by portraying Jewish life before, during and after the Holocaust. Your visit will give you a sense not only of the tragedy, but also an opportunity to hear inspiring stories of resistance, survival and solidarity.
A Survivor’s Story
Hear testimony from survivor, Elie Dawang in English at 11 am and in French at 1 pm, about his experiences during the Holocaust in France.
Watch Elie’s testimony about his memories of liberation:Discover survivors' stories