Cabu’s drawings on display at the Shoah Memorial

Cabu’s drawings for the press on the topic of the Vel’ d’Hiv Round-up are on display at the Shoah Memorial until 7 November 2022. Have a look for yourself!

To mark the 80th anniversary of the Vel’ d’Hiv Round-up, the Shoah Memorial is displaying Cabu’s never-before-exhibited press drawings for the newspaper Le Nouveau Candide in 1967. Tracing this tragedy, the artist’s talent allows a look back at one of the darkest events in French history.

In spring 1967, the newspaper Le Nouveau Candide published the highlights of "La Grande Rafle du Vel d’Hiv, 16 juillet 1942" by Claude Lévy and Paul Tillard (Robert Laffont). To illustrate this five-part series, the editors called on a 29-year-old cartoonist, Jean Cabut, known as Cabu.
Through documents and personal accounts, Lévy and Tillard’s book traces the events of the round-up and confinement in the Vélodrome d’Hiver of over 8,000 of the 13,000 victims of the mass arrests. Pointing out the role of the French police and the Vichy government in the deportation of Jews by the Nazis, the book shocked public opinion at the time. It was also a shock for Cabu, who uncovered this tragedy, which had been quickly forgotten, and used the best of his talent to translate the scenes described into drawings.
On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the Vel’ d’Hiv Round-up, Véronique Cabut, Cabu’s wife, and the Shoah Memorial are giving an opportunity to rediscover these drawings, never exhibited since their first publication. This exhibition is also a tribute to a brilliant and popular cartoonist, who was one of the twelve victims of the Charlie Hebdo shooting on 7 January 2015.
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