The others worked in factories or mines, where conditions were much harsher.[44]. [127] Collaborationnisme (collaborationism) should be distinguished from collaboration. The French government also had responsibility for preventing French citizens from escaping into exile. After difficult negotiations, Giraud agreed to suppress the racist laws, and to liberate Vichy prisoners from the South Algerian concentration camps. Most of the victims died en route due to lack of food or water. After Admiral Darlan's assassination, Henri Giraud became his de facto successor in French Africa with Allied support. The Government of Vichy France was the collaborationist ruling regime or government in Nazi-occupied France during the Second World War.Of contested legitimacy, it was headquartered in the town of Vichy in occupied France, but it initially took shape in Paris under Maréchal Philippe Petain as the successor to the French Third Republic in June 1940. It gave women a key symbolic role to carry out the national regeneration. The Reich government at the time was not interested in attempting to enforce piecemeal annexations in the West (although it later did annex Luxembourg) – it operated under the assumption that Germany's new western border would be determined in peace negotiations that would be attended by all of the Western Allies, thus producing a frontier that would be recognised by all of the major powers. Christofferson, Thomas R., and Michael S. Christofferson. By signing up for this email, you are agreeing to news, offers, and information from Encyclopaedia Britannica. This new policy was officially formulated during the January 1942 Wannsee Conference, and implemented in all European occupied countries by spring 1942. The remainder of the country would be governed by … Henri Pétain, "leader" of the Vichy puppet state, was sentenced to death for treason, though de Gaulle later commuted the sentence to life imprisonment. Conservative Catholics became prominent and Paris lost its avant-garde status in European art and culture. Papon's career was considered more scandalous as he had been responsible, during his function as prefect of police of Paris, for the 1961 Paris massacre of Algerians during the war, and was forced to resign from this position after the "disappearance", in Paris in 1965, of the Moroccan anti-colonialist leader Mehdi Ben Barka. Troops from French Polynesia and New Caledonia formed a Bataillon du Pacifique in 1940; became part of the 1st Free French Division in 1942, distinguishing themselves during the Battle of Bir Hakeim and subsequently combining with another unit to form the Bataillon d'infanterie de marine et du Pacifique; fought in the Italian Campaign, distinguishing themselves at the Garigliano during the Battle of Monte Cassino and on to Tuscany; and participated in the Provence landings and onwards to the liberation of France.[66][67]. The centralised, bureaucratic control of the French economy was not a success, as German demands grew heavier and more unrealistic, passive resistance and inefficiencies multiplied, and Allied bombers hit the rail yards; Vichy made the first comprehensive long-range plans for the French economy. De Gaulle wanted to pursue a political position in France and agreed to have Giraud as commander-in-chief, as the more qualified military person of the two. The reorganisation and unification of the French police by René Bousquet, who created the groupes mobiles de réserve (GMR, Reserve Mobile Groups), is another example of Vichy policy reform and restructuring maintained by subsequent governments. )[47] Pierre Laval and Raphaël Alibert began their campaign to convince the assembled Senators and Deputies to vote full powers to Pétain. Thus, when Knochen reported that there were 2,159 French citizens among the 3,811 prisoners at Drancy on 21 January 1943, he also asked Eichmann for permission to deport them. All Jews and others "undesirables" passed through Drancy before heading to Auschwitz and other camps. ("Should England Be Reduced to Slavery? Vichy French colonial forces were reduced in accordance with the terms of the Armistice; still, in the Mediterranean area alone, Vichy had nearly 150,000 men under arms. Dauzat & al. This constitution must guarantee the rights of labor, of family and of the homeland. [23] Alongside this claim for a moral revolution was Pétain's call for France to turn inwards, to withdraw from the world, which Pétain always portrayed as a hostile and threatening place full of endless dangers for the French. They always complained about the lack of staff." Government agencies had to fire married women employees. Hans Petter Graver says Vichy "is notorious for its enactment of anti-Semitic laws and decrees, and these were all loyally enforced by the judiciary". Encyclopaedia Britannica's editors oversee subject areas in which they have extensive knowledge, whether from years of experience gained by working on that content or via study for an advanced degree.... Get a Britannica Premium subscription and gain access to exclusive content. Direct buying from farmers in the countryside and barter against cigarettes became common. [173], Paxton then referred to the case of Italy, where deportation of Jewish people had started only after the German occupation. Although Laval said on 6 July that "parliamentary democracy has lost the war; it must disappear, ceding its place to an authoritarian, hierarchical, national and social regime", the majority trusted in Pétain. The traditionalist right in France, with strength in the aristocracy and among Catholics, had never accepted the republican traditions of the French Revolution. Approximately 9,000 of these 10,000 refer to summary executions in the whole of the country, which occurred during battle. Reynaud lost the vote and resigned. The US first tried to support General Maxime Weygand, general delegate of Vichy for Africa until December 1941. The British changed policy, with encouragement from the Free French, to "rally French Somaliland to the Allied cause without bloodshed". "Collaboration in wartime France, 1940–1944". They were led to Drancy internment camp (run by Nazi Alois Brunner and French constabulary police) and crammed into box cars and shipped by rail to Auschwitz. Their policy changed in tune with the fortunes of the war. This institution was renamed as the National Institute of Demographic Studies (INED) after the war and exists to this day. Inasmuch as blanket rescission of all acts taken by Vichy (i.e., including measures that might have been taken by a legitimate republican government) was deemed impractical, though, the Order provided that acts not expressly noted as nullified in the Order were to continue to receive "provisional application". The most important such action was the scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon on 27 November 1942, preventing its capture by the Axis. [85], At the end of April 1945 Pierre Gazagne, secretary of the general government headed by Yves Chataigneau, took advantage of his absence to exile anti-imperialist leader Messali Hadj and arrest the leaders of his party, the Algerian People's Party (PPA). These activities were strictly forbidden, and thus carried the risk of confiscation and fines. After naming the alleged causes of the defeat ("democracy, parliamentarism, cosmopolitanism, the left wing, foreigners, Jews, ..."), Vichy put in place, by 3 October 1940, the first anti-Jewish legislation. Vichy French Air Force was led by General Jean Romatet with involvement in actions in North Africa. Even worse from a strategic point of view, bombers of the Vichy French Air Force based in North Africa began bombing the British base at Gibraltar in response to the attack on Dakar. He was convicted and sentenced to death by firing squad, but Charles de Gaulle commuted the sentence to life imprisonment. Vichy also enacted racial laws in its territories in North Africa. For example, former President François Mitterrand had maintained that the Vichy Government, not France's Republic, was responsible. Vichy France, formally French State, French État Français, (July 1940–September 1944), France under the regime of Marshal Philippe Pétain from the Nazi German defeat of France to the Allied liberation in World War II. They were deposed after the Allies liberated Paris and Charles de Gaulle assumed power as the true leader of France. The Nazis rapidly conquered France by bypassing the highly fortified Maginot Line and invading through Belgium. Speaking to French TF1 television news, historian Gilles Morin said the archives would probably shed new light on the arrest of Jean Moulin, a French … He always said no." Papon was tried and convicted for crimes against humanity in 1998. Close • Posted by just now. The Vichy regime was no more. Yes, it's convenient, but it is false. "); the question in the title was merely rhetorical. The Armistice with France (Second Compiègne) agreement was signed on 22 June 1940. As a result, 30,000 men of the class of 1939 were retained to fill the quota. In August 1940, laws against antisemitism in the media (the Marchandeau Act) were repealed, while decree n°1775 of 5 September 1943 denaturalised a number of French citizens, in particular Jews from Eastern Europe. "Gender and Politics in Interwar and Vichy France.". By the 26th, Pétain was in the hands of French authorities in Switzerland,[148] and Laval had fled to Spain. In addition, leaving a French government in place would relieve Germany of the considerable burden of administering French territory, particularly as Hitler turned his attention toward Britain – which did not surrender and fought on against Germany. The sincere desire to collaborate did not stop the Vichy government from organising the arrest and even sometimes the execution of German spies entering the Vichy zone. It was indeed France that organized the roundup, the deportation, and thus, for almost all, death."[125][126]. Marshal Philippe Pétain and Pierre Laval were the heads of the regime, responsible for the deportation of 76,000 Jews to the extermination camps built by their government. [130], Vichy rhetoric exalted the skilled labourer and small businessman. Vichy authorities were strongly opposed to "modern" social trends and tried through "national regeneration" to restore behaviour more in line with traditional Catholicism. This was 50 times the actual costs of the occupation garrison. Paxton pointed out that if the total number of victims had not been higher, it was due to the shortage in wagons, the resistance of the civilian population, and deportation in other countries (notably in Italy). The latter view called for an immediate cessation of hostilities. Although Pétain could claim legality for himself – particularly in comparison with the essentially self-appointed leadership of Charles de Gaulle – the dubious circumstances of the vote explain why a majority of French historians do not consider Vichy a complete continuity of the French state. Nazi Collaborators Executed In France (PHOTOS): Chilling Images From LIFE.com Just days after Paris was famously liberated from German control in 1944, LIFE photographer Carl Mydans and correspondent John Osborne were eyewitnesses to a grisly affair in the foothills of the French Alps. [113], In 1940, approximately 350,000 Jews lived in metropolitan France, less than half of them with French citizenship (the others being foreign, mostly exiles from Germany during the 1930s). [citation needed] The French possessions in Oceania joined the Free French side in 1940, or in one case in 1942. A number of these joined the units of the Légion des Volontaires Français contre le Bolchévisme (Legion of French Volunteers Against Bolshevism) fighting on the Eastern Front, later becoming the SS Charlemagne Division.[87]. [107] "The foundation was chartered as a public institution under the joint supervision of the ministries of finance and public health. [50] (These acts[clarification needed] would later be annulled in August 1944.[1]). Pierre Laval joined the government the day after the armistice was signed and became the main architect of the Vichy regime. Macron was even more specific than Chirac had been in stating that the Government during the War was certainly that of France. [58] Robert Murphy, Roosevelt's representative in North Africa, started preparing for a landing in North Africa in December 1940 (a year before the US entered the war). There were about 55,000 in French Morocco, 50,000 in Algeria, and almost 40,000 in the Army of the Levant (Armée du Levant), in Lebanon and Syria. Following the Allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944 and the liberation of France later that year, the Free French Provisional government of the French Republic (GPRF) was installed as the new national government, led by de Gaulle. These were broken after Vichy expressed support for Operation Barbarossa, the German invasion of the Soviet Union. Vichy France was recognised by most Axis and neutral powers, including the US and the USSR. Vichy opened its first internment camp in the northern zone on 5 October 1940, in Aincourt, in the Seine-et-Oise department, which it quickly filled with PCF members. Alexis Carrel had previously published in 1935 the best-selling book L'Homme, cet inconnu ("Man, This Unknown"). [63], Following the Appeal of 18 June, debate arose among the population of French Polynesia. The majority of French historians and all post-war French governments contend that this vote by the National Assembly was illegal. He stated that if legitimacy comes from popular support, Pétain's massive popularity in France until 1942 made his government legitimate; if legitimacy comes from diplomatic recognition, over 40 countries including the United States, Canada, and China recognised the Vichy government. [115] According to historian Robert Paxton, 76,000 Jews were deported and died in concentration and extermination camps. On 8 November 1940, Free French forces under the command of de Gaulle and Pierre Koenig, along with the assistance of the Royal Navy, invaded Vichy-held Gabon. [69][70] Sautot subsequently sailed to New Caledonia, where he took control on 19 September. [4] The occupation presented certain advantages, such as keeping the French Navy and French colonial empire under French control, and avoiding full occupation of the country by Germany, thus maintaining a degree of French independence and neutrality. [96] The Camp des Milles, near Aix-en-Provence, was the largest internment camp in the Southeast of France; twenty-five hundred Jews were deported from there following the August 1942 raids. [170] A reason for the latter is that any racially discriminatory condominium or other local rule that may have existed "on paper", Vichy-era or otherwise, was invalidated by the constitutions of the French Fourth Republic (1946) and French Fifth Republic (1958) and was inapplicable under French antidiscrimination law. [citation needed]. Marseilles had a reputation as an organized crime hub. Portions of the French military fell into Vichy control: General Charles Noguès served as commander-in-chief of Vichy French Forces. The French had to pay costs for the 300,000-strong German occupation army, amounting to 20 million Reichsmarks per day, paid at the artificial rate of twenty Francs to the Reichsmark. Philip Manow argues that, "Vichy represents the authoritarian, antidemocratic solution that the French political right, in coalition with the national Church hierarchy, had sought repeatedly during the interwar period and almost put in place in 1934. The official ration provided starvation level diets of one thousand thirteen or fewer calories a day, supplemented by home gardens and, especially, black market purchases. It became increasingly a tool of German policy and, by January 1944, included extreme collaborators such as the National Socialist Marcel Déat. In reality, the Vichy Government helped the Nazis. It was given financial autonomy and a budget of forty million francs, roughly one franc per inhabitant: a true luxury considering the burdens imposed by the German Occupation on the nation's resources. (Earlier that year, speeches made by Marine Le Pen had made the headlines by claiming that the Vichy Government was "not France. They were used by the Gestapo on various raids, among them the August 1941 raid in the 11th arrondissement of Paris, which resulted in 3,200 foreign and 1,000 French Jews being interned in various camps, including Drancy. Guadeloupe in the French West Indies also changed allegiance in 1943 after Admiral Georges Robert ordered police to fire on protestors,[76] before he fled back to Europe. It included left-wing activists (communists, anarchists, trade-unionists, anti-militarists) and pacifists, as well as French fascists who supported Italy and Germany. The main arguments advanced against Vichy's right to incarnate the continuity of the French state were based on the pressure exerted by Pierre Laval, former Premier in the Third Republic, on the deputies in Vichy, and on the absence of 27 deputies and senators who had fled on the ship Massilia, and thus could not take part in the vote. New Caledonia contributed personnel both to the Bataillon du Pacifique and to the Free French Naval Forces that saw action in the Pacific and Indian Ocean. Pétain remained the head of the Vichy regime until 20 August 1944. During the war, Vichy France conducted military actions against armed incursions from Axis and Allied belligerents, an example of armed neutrality. German Air Force (Luftwaffe) and Italian Air Force (Regia Aeronautica) aircraft, staging through the French possession of Syria, intervened in the fighting in small numbers. In January 1941 the National Council (Conseil National), composed of notables from the countryside and the provinces, was instituted under the same conditions. [162] In particular, coercive measures used by Pierre Laval have been denounced by those historians who hold that the vote did not, therefore, have Constitutional legality (See subsection: Conditions of armistice and 10 July 1940 vote of full powers). Nemirovsky’s novel explores the dilemmas faced by individuals as they grapple with the moral dilemmas posed by occupation and I wanted to read a non-fiction background to the times. Although the American historian recognised during the trial that the "civil behavior of certain individuals" had permitted many Jews to escape deportation, he stated that: The French state, itself, participated in the policy of extermination of the Jews... How can one claim the reverse when such technical and administrative resources were made available to them?[173]. How did Vichy France come to be? Charged with the "study, in all of its aspects, of measures aimed at safeguarding, improving and developing the French population in all of its activities", the Foundation was created by decree of the collaborationist Vichy regime in 1941, and Carrel was appointed as "regent". "France, on that day [16 July 1942], committed the irreparable. In 1942 the birth rate started to rise, and by 1945 it was higher than it had been for a century. The Germans seized about twenty percent of the French food production, causing severe disruption to the French household economy. It introduced family allowances and opposed birth control and abortion. [173] Henceforth, on its own Vichy decided, within the homeland, to implement the "National Revolution" ("Révolution nationale"). The Island was blockaded by the British navy until an agreement was reached to immobilise French ships in port. Divorce laws were made much more stringent, and restrictions were placed on the employment of married women. President Roosevelt disliked Charles de Gaulle, whom he regarded as an "apprentice dictator". De Gaulle's Provisional Government in 1944–45 quietly used the Vichy plans as a base for its own reconstruction program. The Vichy authorities did not deploy the Army of the Armistice against resistance groups active in the south of France, reserving this role to the Vichy Milice (militia), a paramilitary force created on 30 January 1943 by the Vichy government to combat the Resistance;[46] so that members of the regular army could defect to the Maquis after the German occupation of southern France and the disbandment of the Army of the Armistice in November 1942. The extent of this was made apparent on July 10, 1940, when Laval pushed the National Assembly to dissolve itself and bring the Third Republic to…, …Pétain’s quasi-Fascist collaborationist regime at Vichy. [73], French Guiana on the northern coast of South America, removed its Vichy supporting government on 22 March 1943,[74] shortly after eight allied ships were sunk by a German submarine off the coast of Guiana,[75] and the arrival of American troops by air on 20 March. "Les Juifs de Tunisie sous Vichy et l'Occupation". One of the first legal acts of the provisional government was to pass an ordinance reestablishing the rule of law: Kim Munholland, "Wartime France: Remembering Vichy". Marshal Philippe Pétain, leader of the French Vichy government, was authoritarian, right-wing – and some say – an outright fascist. Backed by Charles Maurras’s Action Française (a newspaper that advocated traditionalist, semiroyalist doctrines), Pétain and Darlan embarked on a period of attentisme (“wait and see”) in their dealings with Germany. He set up a paternalistic, authoritarian regime that actively collaborated with Germany, Vichy's official neutrality notwithstanding. After negotiations with Japan, the French allowed the Japanese to set up military bases in Indochina. Peter Jackson & Simon Kitson ‘The paradoxes of foreign policy in Vichy France’ in Jonathan Adelman(ed), Flood, Christopher "Pétain and de Gaulle" pages 88–110 from, Cornick, Martyn "Fighting Myth with Reality: The Fall of France, Anglophobia, and the BBC" pages 65–87 from, French Colonial Soldiers in German Prisoner-of-War Camps (1940–1945), Raffael Scheck, 2010, French History, p421, John F. Sweets, Choices in Vichy France: The French Under Nazi Occupation (New York, 1986), p. 33. Finally, after Pétain's proclamation of the "French State" and the beginning of the implementation of the "Révolution nationale" (National Revolution), the French administration opened up many concentration camps, to the point that, as historian Maurice Rajsfus writes, "The quick opening of new camps created employment, and the Gendarmerie never ceased to hire during this period. 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Adolph Hitler allowed a wartime government to be based in Vichy, France. [106], The Foundation initiated studies on demographics (Robert Gessain, Paul Vincent, Jean Bourgeois), nutrition (Jean Sutter), and housing (Jean Merlet), as well as the first polls (Jean Stoetzel). After the National Assembly under the Third Republic voted to give full powers to Philippe Pétain on 10 July 1940, the name République Française (French Republic) disappeared from all official documents. Munholland reports a widespread consensus among historians regarding the authoritarian character of the Vichy regime and its: broadly stated desire to regenerate a "decadent" state and society that had become corrupted by an ambient lassitude, secularism, and hedonism under the Third Republic by returning to earlier and purer values and imposing a greater discipline and dynamism upon the industrial order.[172]. Despite the influx of trained soldiers from the colonial forces (reduced in size in accordance with the Armistice) there was a shortage of volunteers. By Nicholas Wahl ... (just think of what happened to Poland! Under the armistice, France had been allowed to retain the French Navy, the Marine Nationale, under strict conditions. The internments in Norway and Netherlands, meanwhile, were highly temporary and were rather indiscriminate; there was a brief internment peak in these countries as internment was used partly for the purpose of separating Collaborationists from non-Collaborationists. In theory, the civil jurisdiction of the Vichy government extended over most of metropolitan France, French Algeria, the French protectorate in Morocco, the French protectorate of Tunisia, and the rest of the French colonial empire that accepted the authority of Vichy; only the disputed border territory of Alsace-Lorraine was placed under direct German administration. Retrieved 29 August 2016. Many convicted Collaborationists were then given amnesty under the Fourth Republic (1946–54). [16] Political scientist Robert Paxton analysed the entire range of Vichy supporters, from reactionaries to moderate liberal modernizers, and concluded that genuine fascist elements had but minor roles in most sectors. Coordinates: .mw-parser-output .geo-default,.mw-parser-output .geo-dms,.mw-parser-output .geo-dec{display:inline}.mw-parser-output .geo-nondefault,.mw-parser-output .geo-multi-punct{display:none}.mw-parser-output .longitude,.mw-parser-output .latitude{white-space:nowrap}46°10′N 3°24′E / 46.167°N 3.400°E / 46.167; 3.400, Vichy France (French: Régime de Vichy) is the common name of the French State (État français) headed by Marshal Philippe Pétain during World War II. The July 1942 Vel' d'Hiv Roundup is a tragic example of how the French police did the Nazi work, going even further than what military orders demanded (by sending children to Drancy internment camp, last stop before the extermination camps). Furthermore, his career after the war, which led him to be successively prefect of the Paris police during the Algerian War (1954–1962) and then treasurer of the Gaullist Union des Démocrates pour la République party from 1968 to 1971, and finally Budget Minister under president Valéry Giscard d'Estaing and prime minister Raymond Barre from 1978 to 1981, was symptomatic of the quick rehabilitation of former collaborationists after the war. The long-term goal was to clear German and Italian forces from North Africa, enhance naval control of the Mediterranean, and prepare for an invasion of Italy in 1943. Breaking its word, it handed those who were under its protection over to their executioners," he said. 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