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Second World War: creation of a memorial for interned Gypsies, announces Élisabeth Borne


The Prime Minister also announced on Monday a compulsory memorial visit for every French schoolchild, to fight against racism, anti-Semitism and anti-Gypsyism.

Elisabeth Borne announced on Monday January 30 the creation, on the site of the former concentration camp of Montreuil-Bellay, in Maine-et-Loire, of a museum in memory of Travelers interned during the Second World War. .

The Prime Minister announced this project by presenting a new plan to combat racism, anti-Semitism and anti-Gypsyism, and discrimination linked to origin.

Another plan against discrimination linked to sexual orientation should be presented in June.

It is by making it known that we prevent the story from stuttering

”, argued Élisabeth Borne, whose father, of Jewish faith, was deported, then ended his life when his daughter was 11 years old. .

A memorial visit for each pupil

Each pupil will thus have, during his schooling, to take part in the "

visit of a historic or memorial site linked to racism, anti-Semitism or anti-Gypsyism

", because "

it is from childhood that stereotypes can settle.

It is in our youth that certain conspiracy theories abound.

It is also on our young people that the hateful messages on social networks have the most effect

”, developed the head of government.

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The Minister of Justice Éric Dupond-Moretti also said he was working on the creation of a “

civil fine

” which will “

supply a fund intended to directly help the victims



Let's imagine an unfair dismissal based on discrimination: the discriminated could claim a certain number of things and the court could then pronounce, in addition to damages, this fine

", he explained.

"Total firmness in the criminal response"

Elisabeth Borne also promised "

total firmness in (the) criminal response

", by allowing "

the issuance of arrest warrants

" against people who "

deviate freedom of expression for racist or anti-Semitic purposes


There will be no impunity for hate

,” she said.

The penalties will also be increased in the event of racist or anti-Semitic expression “

even non-public

”, for persons holding public authority or responsible for a public service mission, she added.

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Against discrimination in hiring, the Prime Minister also wants to “

develop a testing policy

” in companies, but also for access to housing, to “

highlight good practices, and denounce bad ones


This 2023-2026 plan, detailed in the presence of ten other ministers, should make it possible to “

better measure

” these phenomena, “

better educate and train

”, “

better punish

” the perpetrators and “

better support the victims


Source: lefigaro

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