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Monaco, at last, erects monument to Jews deported during Holocaust

  • Prince Albert II delivers his speech before unveiling a monument to Jews deported from the Riviera principality during World War II, as part of a larger effort to shed light at last on a troubling chapter in the country’s history, in a cemetery in Monaco, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Prince Albert II presented the monument Thursday, marking 73 years since Monegasque authorities under Nazi occupation rounded up several Jews on the night of Aug. 27-28, 1942. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

    Prince Albert II delivers his speech before unveiling a monument to Jews deported from the Riviera principality during World War II, as part of a larger effort to shed light at last on a troubling chapter in the country’s history, in a cemetery in Monaco, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Prince Albert II presented the monument Thursday, marking 73 years since Monegasque authorities under Nazi occupation rounded up several Jews on the night of Aug. 27-28, 1942. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)  (The Associated Press)

  • Prince Albert II, right, unveils a monument to Jews deported from the Riviera principality during World War II, as part of a larger effort to shed light at last on a troubling chapter in the country’s history, in a cemetery in Monaco, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Prince Albert II presented the monument Thursday, marking 73 years since Monegasque authorities under Nazi occupation rounded up several Jews on the night of Aug. 27-28, 1942. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

    Prince Albert II, right, unveils a monument to Jews deported from the Riviera principality during World War II, as part of a larger effort to shed light at last on a troubling chapter in the country’s history, in a cemetery in Monaco, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Prince Albert II presented the monument Thursday, marking 73 years since Monegasque authorities under Nazi occupation rounded up several Jews on the night of Aug. 27-28, 1942. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)  (The Associated Press)

  • Prince Albert II, 3rd right, stands with French Nazi hunter Serge Klarsfeld, 3rd left, and his wife Beate, centre, after unveiling a monument to Jews deported from the Riviera principality during World War II, as part of a larger effort to shed light at last on a troubling chapter in the country’s history, in a cemetery in Monaco, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Prince Albert II presented the monument Thursday, marking 73 years since Monegasque authorities under Nazi occupation rounded up several Jews on the night of Aug. 27-28, 1942. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

    Prince Albert II, 3rd right, stands with French Nazi hunter Serge Klarsfeld, 3rd left, and his wife Beate, centre, after unveiling a monument to Jews deported from the Riviera principality during World War II, as part of a larger effort to shed light at last on a troubling chapter in the country’s history, in a cemetery in Monaco, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Prince Albert II presented the monument Thursday, marking 73 years since Monegasque authorities under Nazi occupation rounded up several Jews on the night of Aug. 27-28, 1942. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)  (The Associated Press)

Monaco has unveiled a monument to Jews deported from the Riviera principality to Nazi camps during World War II, as part of an effort to shed light at last on a troubling chapter in the country's history.

Prince Albert II presented the monument, carved with names of scores of deportees, at the Monaco cemetery Thursday. The date was chosen to mark 73 years since Monegasque authorities, under orders from Nazi collaborationist leaders in France, rounded up at least 66 Jews on the night of Aug. 27-28, 1942, according to the Monaco palace.

The palace said in a statement that the ceremony marks the conclusion of two decades of efforts to examine Monaco's role in the Holocaust and aid families of victims of plundering during the war.