The Holocaust & the Jews of Marseille

The Holocaust & the Jews of Marseille : The Enforcement of Anti-Semitic Policies in Vichy France

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One-fourth of the Jews living in France - once considered an asylum for the politically dispossessed - were identified, rounded up, and deported to the death camps of eastern Europe during World War II. In this carefully documented, gripping account of the treatment and fate of French and foreign Jews in Marseille, Donna Ryan explores the extent to which the Vichy government participated in the German plans to exterminate them. Marseille was a major French city in the Vichy Zone that had a large Jewish population; the Italians, who sometimes thwarted French administrators, never occupied Marseille; and it was a regional office of the Commissariat General aux Questions Juives and the Union Generale des Israelites de France, which could provide documentation.show more

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  • Paperback | 344 pages
  • 153.9 x 228.3 x 26.7mm | 572.3g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, facsim., 2 maps, ports.
  • 0252065301
  • 9780252065309