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White envelope with a large faux stamp. The illustration inside the stamp is of people waiting in a long line. Titled, "La Rafle du Vel' d'Hiv."
Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: FDC French Stamp Commemorating La Rafle du Vel' d'Hiv (Velodrome d'Hiver) which is the Raid of the Winter Velodrome or bicycling stadium in Paris. This was a Nazi decreed raid and mass arrest in Paris on July 16-17, 1942, aimed at the Jewish population in occupied France. 13,152 men, women and children were arrested and held at the Velodrome d'Hiver and the Drancy Internment Camp nearby under deplorable conditions, then shipped by railway transports to Auschwitz for extermination.
3 3/4 x 6 1/2''
FDC, France Stamp Commemoration, Rafle du Velodrome d'Hiver, Winter, Velodrome, Paris, Operation, Vent, printanie, r Operation Spring Breeze, Drancy, Auschwitz, Jacques Chirac
"First Day Cover: French Commemoration of Vel’ d’Hiv Roundup of French Jews" (1995). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2012.1.154.