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  • Draft of anti-Jewish measure changing views of Vichy head

    October 6, 2010 | 2:07 pm

    Nearly 70 years to the day since the passage of a pivotal anti-Semitic law in Vichy-occupied France, new evidence about who drafted the law is transforming some historians’ views of France’s wartime head of state, Philippe Petain.

    Until now the Oct. 3, 1940 law—dubbed the...