Monaco apologizes for deportation of Jews
August 28, 2015
Prince Albert II of Monaco has apologized for his nation’s deportation of Jewish refugees during World War II.
Monaco’s leading prelate, Archbishop Bernard Barsi, was present at the apology.
“We committed the irreparable in handing over to the neighboring authorities women, men and a child who had taken refuge with us to escape the persecutions they had suffered in France,” Prince Albert said. “In distress, they came specifically to take shelter with us, thinking they would find neutrality.”
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