French memorial to Jewish children killed in WW2 desecrated in ‘shameful & cowardly’ act

France has been shocked by an act of vandalism at a memorial site, where a plaque bearing the names of victims of the Nazis during World War II, 44 children among them, was broken off and stolen in the city of Lyon.

The desecrated memorial was dedicated to the Jewish children of Izieu, in eastern France, as well as their seven adult supervisors, who were deported from a children’s home near Lyon to the Nazi camp in Auschwitz in 1944. Most of them died in gas chambers there.

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