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Sioux Falls Atheists endorse The Eye of Vichy for showing that the French
worked with the Germans to send the Jews to the death camps.

The Eye of Vichy
France's Shocking Collaboration with the Nazis

The Eye of Vichy (1993) - 110 minutes
The Eye of Vichy at Amazon.com

The Eye of Vichy is a brilliantly chosen compilation of long forgotten film footage and newsreels produced by the Nazis and French collaborators during World War Two. From the small town of Vichy in central France, Field Marshall Petain's puppet government worked with their Nazi overlords in creating pro-Nazi propaganda. Seeking to turn the tide of public emotion against both the Allied Forces and the Jews, they skillfully produced a strange alternative history of the war years that is shocking and grimly fascinating. French New Wave founder Claude Chabrol creates a masterful look at Nazis and media manipulation that is as engrossing as any of his thrillers.

7-16-17 Netanyahu in Paris to commemorate Vel d'Hiv deportation of Jews
Netanyahu in Paris to commemorate Vel d'Hiv deportation of Jews
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in Paris to commemorate the victims of a mass arrest of Jews in Nazi-occupied France in 1942. More than 13,000 Jews were rounded up and detained at a cycling stadium, the Velodrome d'Hiver, before being deported to Nazi death camps. Mr Netanyahu also held direct talks for the first time with French President Emmanuel Macron. He is the first Israeli prime minister to attend the Vel d'Hiv commemorations. "I'm here to mourn the victims," Mr Netanyahu told an audience in Paris, which included Jewish groups and Holocaust survivors. "Seventy-five years ago, a heavy darkness descended on this city... It seems the values of the French revolution - equality, fraternity, liberty - was crushed brutally under the boot of anti-Semitism." He hailed the "great, great human beings" who had risked their lives to save Jews in France during Nazi occupation, and warned of a rise in "extremist forces" in modern society. More than 13,000 Jews were arrested by French police on 16 and 17 July 1942. About 4,000 were children. The families were taken to the Velodrome D'Hiver, a cycling stadium near the Eiffel Tower, or an internment camp set up just outside the capital at Drancy. They were then deported by train, mostly to Auschwitz concentration camp. Fewer than 100 people survived.

12-28-15 France opens archives of WW2 pro-Nazi Vichy regime
France opens archives of WW2 pro-Nazi Vichy regime
France is opening up police and ministerial archives from the Vichy regime which collaborated with Nazi occupation forces in World War Two. More than 200,000 declassified documents are being made public on Monday. They date from the 1940-1944 regime of Marshal Philippe Petain. During the war the Vichy regime helped Nazi Germany to deport 76,000 Jews from France, including many children. (Webmaster's comment: 70 years to late! Most of those guility of the atrocities lived happy lives after the war and died from old age. Now those responsible can not be punished!)

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The Eye of Vichy
France's Shocking Collaboration with the Nazis

Sioux Falls Atheists endorse The Eye of Vichy for showing that the French
worked with the Germans to send the Jews to the death camps.