|16 July 1942
The operation against the Jews has now been started since this morning at 4am.
It is slowed down because of many special cases:
Many men left their homes yesterday;
Some women stayed with a very young infant or with several [infants].
Others refused to open the door and there is the need to call a locksmith.
In the 20th and 11th districts, there are several thousands of Jews, the process is very slow.
At 7.30 am the P.M. [could mean Municipal Police] advises that 10 buses have arrived at the Vel d’Hiv.
(Added at end: at 9 am 4044 arrests)