President of the National Assembly Richard Ferrand (LREM) said Thursday that "no object or emblem" Nazi is kept by the institution, after the revelations of a bust of Hitler kept in the Senate. This bust and a swastika flag, legacy of the German occupation, are found in the cellars of the upper chamber, as revealed by the daily Le Monde . Senate Speaker Gerard Larcher said Wednesday ignored the existence.
The LR deputy of the Channel Philippe Gosselin immediately wrote to Richard Ferrand, asking him "if the archives of the National Assembly possess such objects, dating from these times fatal". "Verification done, I can assure you that no object or emblem of this nature appears in the collections of the National Assembly, nor in the Library and Archives Service, nor in the reserves of the Real Estate and Heritage, "said Thursday the perch holder.
"Like you, I want to teach the horror of Nazism"
"Some administrative archives, on the other hand, make it possible to know what happened at the Bourbon Palace during the Occupation, such as the filming of a propaganda film or the trial of young resistance fighters who were later shot at Mont-Valérien", says Richard Ferrand. He says he "authorized the filming of a documentary on the dark years at the Palais Bourbon, to be released this fall on LCP". "Like you, I want to teach the horror of Nazism," adds Richard Ferrand to Philippe Gosselin.
The buildings of the Palais Bourbon were occupied during the Second World War notably by part of the administration of "Gross-Paris", by the staff of the Luftwaffe (German Air Force) and by the service of the Jewish question.