Emmanuel Macron warns against minimizing France’s collaboration with the Nazis – .

Emmanuel Macron warns against minimizing France’s collaboration with the Nazis – .

The famous American war historian, Robert O. Paxton, told Le Monde last week: “France has lost less of its Jewish population than other occupied countries, like Belgium and especially Holland, where it was. terrible.

“By applying logic rather than historical research, one could imagine that it was about the resistance of Vichy. In my opinion, it is rather the result of a lack of resources on the German side ”, which got bogged down in a“ war to the death with the Soviet Union ”.

Mr. Macron’s warning came as a poll saw Valérie Pécresse, 54, the newly elected candidate for the conservative Republicans party, ahead of Mr. Zemmour and his far-right rival Marine Le Pen to reach second round of the presidential election next April.

Above all, the Elabe opinion poll conducted for BFM TV and L’Express magazine then saw Ms. Pécresse beat Mr. Macron with 52% of the vote against 48%.

This is the first time a poll has suggested that the outgoing French president may be defeated.

Mr Macron has yet to officially declare his intention to run for office. But with four months off for the presidential poll, observers and rivals say he’s already unofficially on the campaign trail.

He spent the last two days on a provincial tour to meet the population and local authorities.

Observers said the symbolism of his visit to Vichy on Wednesday was clear. He was to pay homage in front of a commemorative plaque of the Jews deported from Vichy and the 80 French deputies opposed to the surrender of Marshal Pétain.

Thursday, Mr. Macron will hold a rare press conference at the Elysee Palace.


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