The president of B’nai B’rith France, Philippe Meyer, participated, as he does on a yearly basis, in the 2022 ceremony of reading the names of the Jewish deportees from France, organized at the Shoah Memorial in Paris, in the presence of former deportees, the chief rabbi of France and key leaders of the Jewish community. He read the names of the deportees in convoy number 39, which left Drancy for Auschwitz on September 30, 1942. This convoy included 210 deportees, including ten children. The names of the deportees are read continuously for 24 hours.
Then, Philippe Meyer went to the screening of the documentary film “Who will write our history”, produced by Nancy Spielberg. This event was organized in Paris by the B’nai B’rith Anne Frank lodge, chaired by Babeth Zweibaum, in partnership with B’nai B’rith France and its Memory Commission, B’nai B’rith Europe and the Joseph Wybran Lodge in Tel Aviv. A very moving moment. A strong, powerful and moving film on the archives of the tragic and inhuman life of hundreds of thousands of Jews in the Warsaw ghetto which, on this day of Yom HaShoah, recalled the major importance of memory and transmission. Always and again. More than ever. In these emotional moments, in memory of the six million Jews murdered by the Nazis and their allies, and as the last witnesses leave us, everyone had in mind this absolute necessity “Zakhor, Al Tich kah. Remember, never forget.”