Before going to the commemorations of the liberation of Auschwitz, Poland, François Hollande spoke Tuesday, January 27, at the Shoah Memorial in Paris, the “French Jewish” . “Your place is here at home” , said the head of state to face a hundred survivors of the camps, in a tribute speech to the 75,000 Jews deported from France under collaborationist Vichy.
The rise in anti-Semitic acts is “for several years an intolerable reality,” he said, before add the “scourge” of antisemitism “Jews led some to question their presence in France. You French Jewish, your place is here. France is your country “
These statements came as the Representative Council of Jewish Institutions in France (CRIF) announced Tuesday that the number of anti-Semitic incidents doubled (+ 101%) in 2014 compared to 2013 in France, even with a 130% increase in acts of physical violence.
According to CRIF, citing figures Protection Service the Jewish community (SPCJ) based on data from the Interior Ministry, 851 anti-Semitic incidents were recorded in 2014, against 423 in 2013. “These anti-Semitic acts represent 51% of racist acts in France while the Jews are only less than 1% of the French population “, said the body.
” NEVER AGAIN “
The president will then fly to southern Poland where, seventy years after Holocaust survivors, heads of state and royals gather at Auschwitz, to launch a new “More never again “, amid rising anti-Semitism fears in Europe.
This call sounded on Monday, in different forms, in multiple meetings survivors often nineties, held near the vast camp covered with a thick layer of fresh snow
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