Emmanuel Macron decorates Serge and Beate Klarsfeld in Berlin, two “memory activists” of the Shoah | EUROtoday

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French President Emmanuel Macron embellished Serge and Beate Klarsfeld, who tirelessly hunted down the Nazis after the battle, on Monday May 27 in Berlin. He greeted their “fight against oblivion”however conceded that the ” work “ in opposition to anti-Semitism ” not'[était] not finished “.

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“Your couple crystallizes these decades of journeys traveled together” between France and Germany, launched Mr. Macron, awarding them the insignia of the Grand Cross and Grand Officer of the Legion of Honor throughout a state go to to Germany. He recalled the inconceivable assembly between the French Jewish scholar, whose father was murdered at Auschwitz, and the German au pair, in 1960, in Paris.

Both, “activists of memory and justice”, are starting a long-term struggle to unmask the Nazis who went underneath the radar after the Second World War and to work for the popularity of the Shoah, recalled the Head of State. They contributed to the arrest of the top of the Gestapo in Lyon, Klaus Barbie, hidden in Bolivia, who was extradited after which sentenced to life imprisonment in France in 1987. They additionally convicted in absentia the Nazi battle prison Alois Brunner, a refugee till 'on the finish of his life in Syria. Beate Klarsfeld additionally stays well-known for having slapped German Chancellor Kurt Georg Kiesinger in November 1968 in Berlin and denouncing his Nazi previous.

Positions in favor of the RN

” YOU [avez] waged battle against impunity and oblivion”that of the victims of the Shoah whose “you resurrect the memory, the faces”, also recalled Emmanuel Macron. In France, Serge Klarsfeld published in 1978 The Memorial to the deportation of Jews from Francedrawn up from the list of 76,000 deportees.

“You have allowed our Europe to look its history in the face (…), to refute all the falsifications of French history”launched Emmanuel Macron. “Good memory, [c’est] one which also allows us to remain vigilant in the face of anti-Semitism, negationism, xenophobia”he warned. “The work is not finished, I know that. »

Emmanuel Macron did not allude to the couple's recent and controversial positions in favor of Marine Le Pen's far-right National Rally party. Both believe that the party has broken with the anti-Semitism of its predecessor, the National Front of Jean-Marie Le Pen, and is “entered the circle of republican parties”.

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The World with AFP

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