Cinema: Tactful Tragedy

BLACK THURSDAY

Directed by MICHEL MITRIANI

Screenplay by ALBERT COSSERY and MICHEL MITRIANI

Black Thursday is another, but better, French film of the Holocaust years. On July 16, 1942, the Paris police, acting under orders of the German occupying army, began a mostly polite roundup of some 13,000 Jews. Reassured by the manner of the gendarmes, by ignorance of what was going on elsewhere in Europe, and by a belief that the worst could not happen in France, the 13,000 who were to die offered no resistance as they were herded into familiar city buses...

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