Police resistance during WWII: How French officers saved hundreds of Jews in Nancy

The names of Oskar Schindler, Hans Calmeyer and Father Marie-Benoît are synonymous with heroism and the protection of Jews during World War II. But in the eastern French city of Nancy in July 1942, a handful of local police officers also made a courageous stand against the Nazi regime. That summer, they helped around 350 people escape deportation to concentration camps in what became known as the "failed round-up" of foreign Jews living there. None of these brave policemen were ever punished by the Germans for their actions. FRANCE 24's Renaud Lefort, Narimène Laouadi, Fabrice Birault and Thomas Waterhouse report.


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