It is a trial that will not take place. That of a man, former Secretary General of the Police under the Vichy regime accused of having actively organized the deportation of Jews since the France in 1942 and 1943. Charged in two cases, René Bousquet, 84, was murdered on June 8, 1993 as the prosecutor's office was preparing to file its final indictment.
I am appalled, "confides at the time to the FigaroSerge Klarsfeld, president of the Association of the sons and daughters of the Jewish deportees of France. "The general interest was that René Bousquet be judged," adds the lawyer who hoped for a trial demonstrating the anti-Jewish action of Vichy. The person responsible for the judicial mess is Christian Didier, an unbalanced frenzied search for fame.
The killer in front of journalists
It is nearly 8:45 that morning at number 34 of the very opulent avenue Raphaël in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, when the butler of the former senior official of Vichy opens the door to a man who presents himself as an emissary of the Ministry of the Interior...
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