Far-right French politician Jean-Marie Le Pen minimized the severity of Germany’s World War II occupation of France. “In France, at least, the German occupation was not particularly inhuman, even if there were a few blunders,” Le Pen told a small right-wing French newspaper, Rivarol. French Justice Minister Dominique Perben expressed outrage, as did CRIF, the main umbrella group of French Jewry.
The Archive of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency includes articles published from 1923 to 2008. Archive stories reflect the journalistic standards and practices of the time they were published.