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French doctors apologise for wartime antisemitism

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7116.1111l (Published 01 November 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:1111
  1. Alexander Dorozynski
  1. Paris

    French doctors have followed the example of the French government, the Catholic church, and French police in apologising to Jews for the attitude of part of their profession during the German occupation.

    At a general assembly of regional representatives, Dr Bernard Glorion, president of the Conseil National de l'Ordre des Médecins, the French medical association, said that doctors-some under duress, others by ideology-participated in the discriminatory Vichy government's policies to “contribute to the vigour of the [French] race” and to ensure that Jewish …

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