A red Nazi banner was displayed over Palais de la Prefecture in Nice, French


This was considered a “duty to remember” fact that more than 128,000 Jews were deported to death camps in WW2 from the French Riviera under coordination of the Austrian  SS chief Alois Brunner who used the Hotel Excelsior in Nice during time. He is one of the world’s most wanted German Nazi war criminals, believed to have fled to Syria in the 1950s and  sentenced to life imprisonment by a court in France in 2001. The flag which was displayed during the filming of an adaptation of Joseph Joffo’s memoirs, A Bag of Marbles, caused alarm when it went up and the officials had to give explanations especially to the city’s Jewish community. Some tourists began taking selfies at the scene.


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