FRENCH CHILDREN OF THE HOLOCAUST

A memorial
Serge Klarsfeld  

 
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Pierre LAVAL: Vichy Prime Minister, July to December 1940 and April 1942 to August 1944. Born in 1883; condemned to death and executed in 1945.

Rene BOUSQUET: Secretary-General (chief) of the National Police in the second Laval government. Born in 1909; sentenced to "national indignity" in 1949 but sentence suspended; prominent postwar French banker and businessman and a friend of President Francois Mitterand; indicted again in 1989 but never tried; murdered in 1993 by a non-Jewish gunman.

Jean LEGUAY: Representative of Bousquet (delegate Secretary-General of Police) for police matters in the Occupied Zone. Born in 1909; removed from official duties after the war but restored to civil service in 1955; president of prominent cosmetics firm; indicted in 1979 but never tried; died in 1989.

Thomas SAUTS: Chief of Staff under Leguay. Born in 1895; never tried.

Jean FRANCOIS: Chief of the Office for Foreigners and Jewish Affairs in the Paris Prefecture of Police. Born in 1885; never tried.

Jacques SCHWEBLIN: Director of the special Police for Jewish Affairs (PQJ). Born in 1901; disappeared in 1943 (rumored to have angered the Germans and to have been deported to Buchenwald).

André TULARD: Chief of the Jewish registration service and files at the Paris Prefecture of Police. Born in 1899; never tried.

Emile HENNEQUIN: Municipal police chief in Paris. Sentenced to eight years hard labor.

Xavier VALLAT: Vichy Commissioner-General for Jewish Affairs until April 1942. Born in 1891; sentenced to 10 years imprisonment in 1947; pardoned in 1950; died in 1972.

Louis DARQUIER de PELLEPOIX: Vichy Commissioner-General for Jewish Affairs after April 1942. Born in 1897; condemned to death in absentia in 1947; escaped to Spain; died in 1981.

Joseph DARNAND: Head of the Milice (Vichy paramilitary police); Secretary General of the Vichy National Police in 1944. Born in 1897; condemned to death and executed in 1945.

Maurice PAPON: Secretary General of the Regional Prefecture in Bordeaux, responsible for Jewish Affairs and involved in deportation decisions for the Bordeaux area. Prefect of the Landes Department, Prefect of Police in Paris 1958-1965, Budget Minister in the Raymond Barre cabinet (1981); charged with crimes against humanity in 1983 but not yet tried.

Henry CADO: Assistant Secretary General of the National Police under René Bousquet; former Prefect of the Aisne Department. Born in 1903; interned in 1945 but not indicted.
   
   

FRENCH CHILDREN OF THE HOLOCAUST

A memorial
Serge Klarsfeld

 
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