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19 February 2015 News flash

Expert group responsible for establishing list of Jewish people in Monaco arrested and deported during Second World War delivers report

Photo caption (surrounding H.S.H. Prince Albert II, from left to right): Mr Didier Gamerdinger, Advisor in H.S.H. Prince Albert II’s Cabinet; Mr Richard Marangoni, Chief Superintendent and Deputy Commissioner of the Police Department of Monaco; Mr Thomas Fouilleron, Director of the Prince’s Palace Archives and Library and Doctor of history; Mr Serge Klarsfeld, lawyer and historian, member of the CAVS; Mr Jacques Wolzok, Chair of the CAVS (successor to Fernand Levi following his death in 2014); Mr Bruno Levi (son of Fernand Levi); and Mr Marc Vassallo, Secretary to the Expert Group, Deputy Secretary-General of the Ministry of State. ©Palais Princier

On 12 February 2015, H.S.H. Prince Albert II received at the Palace the expert group responsible for establishing the list of Jewish people in Monaco who were arrested and deported during the Second World War.

In spring 2011, the Sovereign Prince asked qualified individuals from a variety of backgrounds to study, impartially and transparently, the available sources on arrests made in Monaco between 1942 and 1944.

During his discussion with the expert group, H.S.H. Prince Albert II paid tribute to the memory of Fernand Levi, who chaired the commission which offers assistance to victims whose property was plundered in Monaco during the Second World War (Commission d’assistance aux victimes de spoliations, CAVS). Mr Levi passed away in August 2014.

In accordance with the Prince’s desire for transparency and objectivity, the expert group’s report was made public on 19 February 2015.

The expert group comprised:

- Mr Thomas Fouilleron, Director of the Prince’s Palace Archives and Library, and Doctor of history

- Mr Serge Klarsfeld, lawyer and historian, member of the CAVS

- Mr Fernand Levi, Chair of the CAVS

- Mr Richard Marangoni, Chief Superintendent and Deputy Commissioner of the Police Department of Monaco

- Mr Jacques Wolzok joined the group at a later stage, when he succeeded Fernand Levi as Chair of the CAVS

Mr Marc Vassallo, Deputy Secretary-General of the Ministry of State, acted as secretary to the group.

You can contact the CAVS by emailing cavs@gouv.mc.

http://en.gouv.mc/Policy-Practice/A-Modern-State/The-duty-of-remembrance/Actualites/Expert-group-responsible-for-establishing-list-of-Jewish-people-in-Monaco-arrested-and-deported-during-Second-World-War-delivers-report