French Jews are the canary in Europe’s coal mine

On October 17, 1943 Alois Brunner, SS captain, arrived in Nice with his staff and chose the Hotel Excelsior as a logistics base.

This opened the most tragic page in the history of the French Riviera: the deportation of French Jews to the Nazi death camps. Every three days, a cattle car in which 100 Jews were stored was hooked up to the Nice-Paris train.

This is how the south of France was made “jüdenrein”

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Here are a couple of canaries who warble the sweetest music, Paris-born identical twins Sophie and Lily Gruber, who now run a beauty salon in Tel Aviv that promises their customers the elegance of the city of their birth. Once again, France’s loss is Israel’s gain.

    And here is another look at Sophie. As the French would say, formidable.

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      Hubba hubba 🙂 🙂

  • UCSPanther

    No more scapegoats, Europe. It will be just you, and Islamic Fundamentalism, and the continent ain’t big enough for the two of you.

  • vwVwwVwv

    in the end americans will die for to safe the francaise once again

  • tom_billesley

    October 17, 1943 is just four days after Italy declared war on Germany. Nice and the surrounding area had been under Italian military government since the fall of France. The SS obviously saw the rounding up of Jews as a higher priority than the war.