Marine Le Pen, the candidate for President of the white nationalist party in France, aka The National Front Party, denies that France had anything to do with Vel d’Hiv when 13,000 Jews were rounded up by the French police. Many ended up dying in Auschwitz. To deny that France was responsible is like denying that Germany was responsible for the Holocaust. It is a distortion of history and of France’s culpability in the horror waged on Jews during the war.
According to The Huffington Post Le Pen said:
‘I think that generally speaking if there are people responsible, it’s those who were in power at the time. It’s not France,’ she added, suggesting that those who carried out the raids in Vichy France should bear the blame, not France as a whole.
The Holocaust Encyclopedia describes Vel’Hiv:
France was responsible and no whitewashing by Le Pen will change that. Le Pen is France’s version of Donald Trump and is also supported by Vladimir Putin, though just as he did with Trump, Putin denies it. Putin’s attempt to destabilize not only Europe but the United States isn’t hard to see. He already is the richest man in the world, the only thing left is to be the most powerful.