A Closer Look at Hollande’s Vel d’Hiv Speech Controversy

Exactly one week ago, President François Hollande gave a speech to commemorate the Vel d’Hiv roundup in 1942, during which 13,152 French and foreign Jews were arrested and deported to camps. 4,000 were children. Hollande’s speech focused on two main points: a personal commitment concerning the obligation to remember and the fight against anti-Semitism, and […]

Vel d’Hiv: 70 Years Later Hollande Meets the Darkest Part of French History

Times have changed since Chirac’s speech. In 1995, the fight was for recognition, now France has accepted this part of its past. The past belongs to the past, and nothing can be changed. However, it is a duty not to forget what happened, to learn from our mistakes, and to try not to make the […]