Bad Faith

by Carmen Callil | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
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Registered by wingbiggibiestwing of Braunschweig, Niedersachsen Germany on 3/17/2019
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Journal Entry 1 by wingbiggibiestwing from Braunschweig, Niedersachsen Germany on Sunday, March 17, 2019
Bad Faith tells the story of one of history's most despicable villains and conmen - Louis Darquier de Pellepoix, Nazi collaborator and 'Commissioner for Jewish Affairs', who managed the Vichy government's dirty work, 'controlling' its Jewish population. As Commissioner for Jewish Affairs he was responsible, with other men of Vichiy, for the despatch of Jews to the death camps and for the confiscation of their propertiy. Thousands of children went alone to the gas chambers. After the Second World War he decamped to Spain, never to brought to justice.

Early on in his carrer he married the alcoholic Myrtle Jones from Tasmania, equally pracised in the arts of fantasy and deception, and together they had a child, Anne Darquier, whom they promptly abandoned to grow up in England under a mantle of silence. Her tragic story is woven through the narrative.

Hardcover, 614 pages

Born into an established, politically moderate family, Louis Darquier ('de Pellepoix' was a later affection) proceeded from modest beginnings to dissemble his way to power, continually reinenting himself in conformity with an obsession with racial purity and the latest anti-Semitism of the French Catholic Church.

Journal Entry 2 by wingbiggibiestwing at Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany on Thursday, April 25, 2019

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A wishlist book for teachie.

Journal Entry 3 by teachie at High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Sunday, April 28, 2019
Thank you so much for this wishlist book. I will journal again when I have read it.

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