The acclaimed French Nazi-hunting couple Serge and Beate Klarsfeld published an appeal on Monday together with the Sons and Daughters of French Jewish Deportees organisation warning against a vote for far-right Front National (FN) candidate Marine Le Pen in the upcoming French presidential elections.
The appeal described the FN as a xenophobic and unacceptable party.
A similar appeal was published by a group of leading French artists including the singer Renaud.
In a full page appeal in the Libération daily, the couple wrote: "Never in the history of our country have the French people voted for a majority for the far-right.
The party was one with a "dangerous ideology that leads us back to the 30s.” they added.
Beate Klarsfeld, the daughter of a Wehrmarcht soldier, and her husband l'armée Serge, a Jew and the son of a deportee to the Nazi death camps, have devoted their lives to fighting finding and fighting former Nazis.
They played a key role in bringing to trial Klaus Barbie, the former Gestapo chief in Lyon, as well as a number of leading French civil servants and ministers who collaborated with the Nazis.Tuesday, April 04, 2017