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From the Sheldon Adelson Internet web site Israel Hayom a headline and story that is somewhat misleading:
"Monaco seeks forgiveness for deporting Jews during WWII"
"Seven decades after the Holocaust, Monaco's Prince Albert II makes first clear public apology for Monaco's role in Jewish suffering: 'We committed the irreparable in handing over women, men and a child who had taken refuge with us.'"
"In an unprecedented gesture of repentance, Monaco's Prince Albert II apologized Thursday for his country's role in deporting Jews to Nazi camps, seven decades after police rounded up scores of people from the seaside principality, including those who had sought refuge from the Holocaust in what they thought was a safe and neutral land."
NO!! NOT WE!!
Vichy France at the behest of the Nazi and NOT the principality rounded up and deported the Jewish population of Monaco.
Prince Rainier, the father of Albert, having served with Free French Exterior [FFE] during the Second World War, additionally as a French liaison officer with the U.S. Army 36th Division [TXARNG] during the Italian campaign.
Understand Monaco a principality and not a democracy with the ruler the sole governance making all the decisions.
NOW YOU KNOW THE REST OF THE STORY! AND ARE THE BETTER FOR IT TOO. AND PLEASE, NO NEGATIVE COMMENTS THAT I AM BEING EXCESSIVELY PEDANTIC.
6 years ago