La Rafle - “The Round Up”
We are showing this film to commemorate the seventy-first anniversary of the Vel d’Hiv Roundup that began on July 16 and 17, 1942, when the French police arrested 13,152 Jewish men, women, and children from Paris and its suburbs, and confined them to the Vélodrome d’Hiver, a bicycle stadium in Paris. They were later deported to German concentration camps. Eight hundred and eleven survived the war. After months of near starvation, the adults and children were separated and deported to Auschwitz. Only 25 of them returned to France at the end of the Second World War. France was the only country in Europe which sent thousands of unaccompanied children on trains to the death camps. When they arrived at Auschwitz they were either marched to the gas chambers or machine-gunned to death.
Join us for this critically acclaimed screening of the award winning film “LA RAFLE (“The Round Up”). The greatest mass-arrest of Jews ever carried out on French soil is known as the vélodrome d’hiver next to the Eifel tower in Paris and its suburbs in slightly more than two days, the round-up involved nearly a third of the 42,000 Jews deported to death camps in Poland in 1942.
All the characters portrayed in the movie have existed, all the events even the most extreme happened during July 1942.
The film has won awards all over the country as Best Feature Film from over 15 cities where it was shown. The film has English sub-titles and is one of the most powerful films you will ever see.
VenueNational Council of Jewish Women/Los Angeles
543 N. Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036