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Revenge, Religion Converge in France


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/arts/article/revenge_religion_converge_in_france_20031219

"The Statement" opens in 1944 with a black-and-white montage of a young French officer in the pro-Nazi Vichy militia signaling a firing squad to execute seven Jews. More than four decades later, having been sheltered by the Catholic Church in the meantime, the officer, Pierre Brossard, is on the run after a reluctant French government finally charges him with crimes against humanity.

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