Marine Le Pen Denies France’s Role In Major Holocaust Raid
Marine Le Pen, Frances far-right presidential candidate, is rejecting Frances guilt in a roundup of Jews in Paris during World War II.
In an interview Sunday on French television channel La Chane Info, Le Pen disagreed Frances capacity in rounding up more than 13,000 Jews at the Vel dHiv cycling road in 1942 a attack that moved many to their extinctions at Nazi concentration camps.
I dont feel France is responsible for the Vel dHiv, the leader of the National Front party said.
Le Pens comments are in sharp comparison to confessions for the roundup issued by onetime President Jacques Chirac in 1995 and by current President Franois Hollande.
Their confessions have taught most children that they have all the reasons to criticize[ France ], and to simply look, perhaps, the darkest aspects of its own history, Le Pen continued.
Emmanuel Macron, her resist in the election, told Frances BFMTV after her comments, Some had forgotten that Marine Le Pen is the daughter of Jean-Marie Le Pen.
Her father, from who she is estranged and had ousted from the National Front party he once resulted, has been convicted twice for rivalry criminal offences against human beings and stating that the death chamber used to kill Jews were a mere detailed descriptions of biography.
The French affiliate of the World Jewish Congress shelled the younger Le Pens comments.
These mentions are an insult to France, which honored itself in 1995 by acknowledging its responsibility in the expulsion of Frances Jews and facing its own history without a selective storage, the CRIF umbrella group of Jewish societies said in a statement published by The Time of Israel.
Le Pen will face off against the other campaigners in the first round of Frances elections on April 23. The two top campaigners from that election will vie for the conference of presidents in a final ballot on May 7.