+ VIDEO The government will “by the end of February a comprehensive plan to fight against racism and anti-Semitism,” announced Tuesday Hollande in an address from the forecourt of the Shoah Memorial in Paris
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Twenty days after the attacks on French jihadists against the newspaper “Charlie Hebdo” and kosher store Porte de Vincennes, President François Hollande went on Tuesday morning at the Memorial Holocaust in the center of Paris, where, on this day which commemorates the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp, he paid tribute to the 76,000 Jews deported from France under the collaborationist Vichy regime and denounced “ a crime so vile that he did not name”
Meanwhile, the Representative Council of Jewish Institutions in France (CRIF). noted a doubling of anti-Semitic incidents last year in France. “ These acts represent 51% of racist acts in France, while the Jews are only less than 1% of the French population ‘, points his statement.
“An unbearable reality and injury for the Republic” , said the president, who must then fly to the south of Poland. “ Anti-Semitism has changed its face , has he observed. It has not lost its ancient roots. Some of these springs have not changed since the dawn of time: conspiracy, suspicion, forgery . ” This plague “ led some Jews to question their presence in France. You French Jewish, your place is here. France is your country (…) France protect its children “, he said (see his speech below).
Racism and Anti-Semitism: Hollande will present a plan fight in February
The government will “by the end of February a comprehensive plan to fight against racism and anti-Semitism” is François Hollande announced. “Security” , “transmission” to the younger generations and “regulation of digital” will be the principles of the plan.
“The government of Manuel Valls has taken appropriate provisions for synagogues, shops, schools, cultural centers of the Jewish community are protected” , said the host Elysée. “I want to go further, by improving the visibility and effectiveness of sanctions: this will require generalized racist and anti-Semitic characterization as an aggravating circumstance of a crime, and exit the repression of racist and anti-Semitic spokesman right of the press to integrate the general criminal law “, said Francois Hollande. “And for that the penalty is an opportunity for awareness of alternative sentences to exemplary educational value will be pronounced” , the president added.
Speaking “The role of the school ” and after having qualified as “ new alert ” disruption of minutes of silence in some schools after the attacks of Paris, the head of state said: “One of the instruments to defuse this ignorance is the teaching of the history of the Holocaust. It is at CM2 of the program, the 3rd, and 1st. It must be taught everywhere without restriction “.