The green ticket roundup: France marks 80 years since its first mass arrest of Jews

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    It was a small green-coloured ticket, signed by the police commissioner. The summons instructed recipients to present themselves at 7am along with an ID card and accompanied by a relative at six different addresses in Paris. Little did they know that they had been handed a ticket to Auschwitz. On Friday, France marks the 80-year-anniversary of its first mass arrest of Jews, also known as “the green ticket roundup”.

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