Velodrome d'Hiver

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Paris, France

Formally located on the Rue Nelaton in Paris, France, the Velodrome d'Hiver was built as an indoor winter bicycle stadium in 1910. When France hosted the 1924 Olympics, the Velodrome d'Hiver was used as a location for the Games. During the early 20th Century it was used for some of France's major boxing matches. Boxing Promoter Jeff Dickson conducted his "big attractions" here.

The Velodrome d'Hiver was the site of a roundup of over 12,000 French Jews by the Nazis, with the co-operation of over 4,500 French police officers on July 16, 1942. Most of the interred eventually ended up at the Nazi death camp, Auschwitz.

It was demolished in 1959.

The Guardian Article