During WWII, many Nazi victims found refuge in the mountainous region of southern France. This region was located in the unoccupied zone, and it was controlled by the French collaborative government of Vichy France. In the summer of 1942, the Nazis arrested more than 13,000 Jews in Paris, including 6000 children, and demanded that the Vichy government do the same in its territory. So the Vichy police began arresting thousands of Jews. They were sent to internment camps to await transport to concentration camps in Poland and elsewhere. Read more . . .