Thursday, February 24, 2005


21 February 2005 - A policewoman stands guard near a wagon of the former Drancy deportation center, outside Paris. Vandals in the Paris suburb of Drancy attempted to set fire to a railway carriage which commemorates the deportation of tens of thousands of Jews in World War II. Police found a bottle that had apparently contained a flammable liquid, as well as a note claiming responsibility which bore an inverted swastika and the signature "Ben Laden." Drancy was the site of the detention center and railway depot from where most of the 76,000 Jews deported from France left on their last journey to the Nazi death camps.Photo JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images


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