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Publié le 10 Avril 2017

#Crif - Marine Le Pen - Vel d'Hiv: revisionist remarks revealing the true face of the National Front

Following the remarks of Marine Le Pen denying France's responsibility in the Vel d'Hiv roundup, CRIF denounces revisionist remarks which unveil the true face of the National Front.

Through these remarks, Marine Le Pen follows the Vichy and collaborationist tradition of her father and of the founders of the National Front. Her declarations are an insult to France, which honored itself in 1995 by acknowledging its responsibility in the deportation of the Jews of France and faced its history, without selective memory.

CRIF recalls that the Vel d'Hiv roundup was organized by René Bousquet, secretary-general of the Vichy police, conducted by 4,500 French police and gendarmes who arrested more than 13,000 Jews, including 4,000 children, in Paris and its region on July 16th and 17th, 1942.

CRIF considers that by her remarks, Marine Le Pen demonstrates to those who doubt that she inscribes the National Front outside the fields of the Republic.

CRIF recalls the continued presence alongside Marine Le Pen of neo-Nazi personalities like Frédéric Chatillon.

CRIF invites the French people to block the National Front on April 23rd and May 7th.