French authorities have released the archives of the Vichy regime 1940-1944,

The French authorities removed the secrecy from the police archives and the government of Vichy who collaborated with the Nazis during the Second world war.

On Monday, December 28, released more than 200 thousand documents relating to the period from 1940 to 1944, when Pro-Nazi regime in the South of France was headed by Marshal Philippe Pétain, reports «BBC Russia».

Collaborators from Vichy helped Nazi Germany in the deportation to death camps of thousands of Jews 76.

Indulge in publicity materials of the ministries of internal and foreign Affairs, the Ministry of justice and police.

Have publication and material time governments, successive after the liberation of France by the allies in 1944.

Some of the documents shed light on the investigation of cases of war crimes that the French authorities started after the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945.

The mayor of Vichy Claude Malure believes that the gloomy shadow of the past for too long lies with the city, which Marshal Pétain, the hero of the First world war, chose the capital of the puppet state. Times were difficult, the mayor said in an interview with the New York Times.

A former fighter of the French Resistance 91-year-old Lucien No NYT said that the government petana even surpassed the Germans, in particular, with regard to the deportation of Jews to concentration camps.

Former French President Jacques Chirac in 1995 officially recognized the responsibility of the French state for the deportation of Jews. And in 2009, it was confirmed by the highest legal authority in France. The Council of state declared that the French state is partly allowed and facilitated the deportation of Jews to concentration camps without coercion from the Nazis. However, the Council acknowledged that France paid compensation, «as far as possible for the caused loss» to the relatives of the victims.




French authorities have released the archives of the Vichy regime 1940-1944, 28.12.2015

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