It was on to a museum and research center concerning the Holocaust. There were three internment camps around Orléans. Jews rounded up in Paris were sent to camps near the city – Beaune-la-Roland, Pithiviers and Jargeau – before being shipped to Auschwitz and other extermination centers.
Pictured here is part of a barracks where people were housed.
It wasn’t until 50 years later that French President Jacques Chirac, (recently deceased), acknowledged French collaboration with Nazi occupiers.
Several French people in the group said they were taught nothing about this in school.
Current Liberation commemorations are not side stepping the issue.