Last week, Baruch and I were in Paris for some meetings. It was a blessing to meet with the other people. We did have a little free time, so we were able to visit the Holocaust Museum. It was very interesting to learn that the French Jews saw what was going on and took upon themselves some steps to save themselves. In 1940, there were approximately 340,000 Jewish people in France, many of those who had fled from other European countries, after the United States and the UK refused to help. About 75,000 were sent to concentration camps and of those, most died.
It was very meaningful for us to go through this museum and see the various artifacts. It was a reminder that the times we live in now are beginning to mirror those times.
The entrance to the memorial, the memorial, police files of the French Jews.