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World Briefing / France

Holocaust role is recognized

February 17, 2009|Times Wire Reports

France's top judicial body formally recognized the nation's role in deporting Jews to Nazi death camps during the Holocaust but in effect ruled out further reparations for the deportees or their families.

Jewish groups welcomed the Council of State ruling.

Nearly 70 years ago, the Vichy government helped deport about 76,000 people, including 11,000 children, from Nazi-occupied France to concentration camps.

Fewer than 3,000 returned alive.

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