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Document Shows Philippe Petain's Influence on Anti-Semitic Policies

Little had been known about French collaborationist leader Philippe Pétain’s influence on anti-Semitic policies in Vichy France, where he governed from 1940 to 1944.

But according to The Guardian, a draft of a memo, recently revealed to the Holocaust Memorial in Paris, shows Pétain went to great efforts to extend the brutal treatment of French Jews already imposed by the Nazis.

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Document Shows Philippe Petain's Influence on Anti-Semitic Policies

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