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Following the end of the Holocaust, approximately 160,000 native Jews and 20,000 displaced Jews arrived in France. France, which operated under the Vichy government during World War II, was a Nazi puppet regime complicit in the persecution of its Jewish population. When Vichy fell in 1944, the recently instated Provisional Government of the French Republic became responsible for Jewish restitution and reintegration services. However, the new government refused to recognize a Jewish problem; this denial resulted in inadequate services and protections for the Jewish population. Without providing Jews with proper legal protections, the French government created an environment which may have contributed to the persistent anti-Semitism that has plagued the nation since the 1940s.
History, Government, Law & National Security
France, Judaism, Anti-Semitism
European History | Holocaust and Genocide Studies | Jewish Studies | Legal
Chesek, Alyssa, "Anti-Semitism in France: How the Post-Holocaust Era Informs French Attitudes Today" (2021). Student Research Poster Presentations 2021. 16.