Macron and Netanyahu remember Nazi-era roundup of Jews in Paris

The leaders of France and Israel have paid homage to the Jewish victims of a mass deportation to Nazi concentration camps 75 years ago.

On July 16-17 1942, French police under the Vichy regime - a puppet government of Nazi Germany - launched "Operation Spring Breeze," which led to the roundup of more than 13,000 Jews in Paris.

They were held in a cycling arena, the Velodrome d'Hiver, or the Vel d'Hiv for short.

They were kept in cramped conditions with little food or water before being sent to concentration camps. Fewer than 100 survived the war.

French President Emmanuel Macron and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu marked the anniversary with a ceremony at the arena on Sunday.

Earlier this month, Macron hosted Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the Elysee Palace. dw.com