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Today in World War II History—July 16, 1942

Buses waiting at the Vélodrome d'Hiver, where 13,000 Jews were assembled before being transported to Drancy and other French transit camps, Paris, July 16-17, 1942 (Bibliotheque Historique de la Ville de Paris, via US Holocaust Memorial Museum)

Buses waiting at the Vélodrome d’Hiver, where 13,000 Jews were assembled before being transported to Drancy and other French transit camps, Paris, July 16-17, 1942 (Bibliotheque Historique de la Ville de Paris, via US Holocaust Memorial Museum)

75 Years Ago—July 16, 1942: Nazis round up 13,000 foreign Jews in Paris at Vélodrome d’Hiver for deportation to concentration camps.

US Navy forms Task Force 61, Solomons Expeditionary Force, under Vice Adm. Frank Fletcher, and Task Force 63 over all Allied land-based planes in Southwest Pacific, under Rear Adm. John McCain.

Canada changes Income Tax Act to encourage married women to work.

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