Henri Cartier-Bresson at the 6 Days in Paris, 1957

This is a re-post, from 2014. These images never get dull! They were taken by the great Cartier-Bresson at the Vel d’Hiv in Paris, infamous for the The Vel’ d’Hiv’ Roundup, which was the mass arrest of foreign Jewish families by French police and gendarmes at the behest of the German authorities, that took place in Paris on 16 and 17 July 1942.

Course cycliste 'Les 6 jours de Paris', vélodrome d'Hiver, Paris, France, novembre 1957.

Author: Lee Rodgers

Cycling coach, race organiser, former professional cyclist and the original CrankPunk.

7 thoughts

  1. Oh my god these are so gorgeous. HC-B is my favorite photographer, did not know he did these. Who owns the rights? Thanks, -Rick

  2. These photo’s were taken in the Vel d’Hiv in Paris a couple of years before it was no more. This velodrome was filled with history – and not all pleasant, The place really is worth an article in its own right – there is plenty of detail available on the net re its history. The excellent film “Sarah’s Key” touches on it’s darkest hour, and is well worth a watch….

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