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Marshal Philippe Pétain
June 7, 2019
Remember Marshal Pétain, Bill de Blasio?
In New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's mind, Philippe Pétain is the avatar of a brutal, ultra-conservative, privileged white-male army general—the sort of person to whom anti-Semitism comes “naturally.”
Reversing his decision, Macron decides not to honor Vichy leader Pétain
November 9, 2018
“Nothing will obscure or make us forget the Pétain who betrayed, collaborated, and infamously signed and implemented the decree on the status of the Jews,” said French government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux.
Macron plans to honor Philippe Pétain, leader of Vichy France in World War II
November 8, 2018
The move has led to an immediate backlash from Jewish groups, political opponents and social-media users.