Breaking news….opening up the Vichy regime archives


1621690_10153912292428267_695443947151839148_nToday, France is finally opening up police and ministerial archives from the Vichy regime which collaborated with Nazi occupation forces in World War Two. More than 200,000 declassified documents are being made public. They date from the 1940-1944 regime of Marshal Philippe Petain.

Amongst other issues, the documents should shed light on the deportation of some 76,000 Jews to Germany by officials of the regime (see image above) – and will be of interest to those in the Touraine region which straddled the Demarcation line.

Also visit: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-35188755

 

 

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About Jim McNeill

I am a blogger on 'The Social History of the Touraine region of France (37)' and also 'The Colonial History of Pennsylvania and the life & Family of William Penn'. I am a Director of Fresh Ground Group Ltd.
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2 Responses to Breaking news….opening up the Vichy regime archives

  1. Stuart Webster says:

    Jim,discovered your very interesting website and I particular like reading anything connected to the French resistance in the areas I have visited.A few years ago,I stayed near a small village called St Flovier,nearby i remember in a clearing in a wood just off the road,a very impressive memorial to I believe 4 resistance fighters but have been unable to find any details of what happened there.Are you aware of the memorial I am describing? Any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated.Many thanks Stuart

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