Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has denied that the French state was responsible for the wartime round-up of Jews at a Paris cycling track who were then sent to Nazi death camps.
Former President Jacques Chirac and current leader Francois Hollande have both apologised for the role French police played in the round-up of more than 13,000 Jews at the Vel d’Hiv cycling track which was ordered by Nazi officers in 1942.
But Le Pen told the LCI television channel on Sunday: ‘I don’t think France is responsible for the Vel d’Hiv.’
Bailiffs have seized control of Adolf Hitler’s ‘Wolf’s Lair’ after the current owners failed to pay their rent.
The former military headquarters in the Masurian woods, near Ketrzyn (formerly Rastenburg), in Poland, is where the Führer spent much of the Second World War plotting his domination of the planet.
The company managing the property failed to pay rent due to the Government organisation and did not properly cooperate with Poland’s Ministry of Culture on its plans for the historic property.