La rafle

La rafle

DVD - 2013? | French
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Dramatizes the experiences of individuals caught up in the Vel' d'Hiv roundup. In the summer of 1942 the French government, on the orders of the Nazi occupiers, conducted mass arrests of Jews in Paris and herded them into the Velodrome d'Hiver and a nearby internment camp from which they were ultimately shipped to Auschwitz and executed. Over 13,000 victims, including over 4000 children, were subjects of this atrocity.
Publisher: [United States] : Menemsha Films, [2013?]
Branch Call Number: FRENCH DVD RAFLE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (124 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in
Language Note: In French, German and Yiddish with English subtitles


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Jan 22, 2017

This was a absolutely amazing movie; very powerful.

Jun 08, 2015

This is a 2010 French film directed by Roselyne Bosch, based on the true story of a young Jewish boy.
It is a gripping, heart-wrenching and powerful documentary-like drama.

voisjoe1 Jul 05, 2014

Once the Germans entered Paris in WWII, they came up with a plan to round up all of the Jews of Paris. The first step was to get the rolls, meticulously raid each home keeping track of who was missing, and putting those rounded up into a large stadium. What is notable is that those in control of the round-up were French Quislings, not German. In fact, the French were the ones who would eventually be loading French Jews into the trains that destined them to the extermination camps in Poland. Look for Adele Exarchopoulos playing a small part of a rare escapee – four years after this film, she would win numerous international awards for her costarring role in The Cannes Palme d’Or winner Blue is the Warmest Color.

Jul 07, 2012

Excellent and very moving film about the round-up and shipment to death camps of Jews in Paris in WWII with the complicity (and assistance) of the Vichy government. It does somewhat balance the inhumanity of the French govenment and some of its minions with the help provided to the Jews by some ordinary French people. I found it a little fragmented in places with questions left unanswered but perhaps this was an intent to mirror the reality of the period. It's the second of two recent films about the same topic, Sarah's Key being the other.


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