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‘Key’ Unlocks Paris’ Guilty Secrets of Shoah

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/the_ticket/item/key_unlocks_paris_guilty_secrets_of_shoah_20110713

In the opening sequence of “Sarah’s Key,” 10-year-old Sarah Starzynski (Mélusine Mayance) tickles her younger brother as the family cat grooms itself in the sunshine. The sweet domestic scene is shattered when a thunderous knocking signals the arrival of the French police. It is the morning of July 16, 1942, and the authorities are rounding up some 13,000 Jews for internment in the Vélodrome d’Hiver before deportation to transit camps, then Auschwitz.

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