Léon Blum

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André Léon Blum (9 April 1872 – 30 March 1950) was a Jewish socialist politician and three-time Prime Minister of France, in 1936–1937, 1938, and in 1946–1947.

Leftist Wikipedia claims in its article on Blum that he adopted a policy of neutrality regarding the Spanish Civil War, despite that Wikipedia in its article "Foreign involvement in the Spanish Civil War" states that the Léon Blum government provided covert military aid such as aircraft, pilots, and engineers to the Republican side, and other sources state that only pressure from internal and external anti-far leftists prevented Blum from more extensive interventions. Despite its official policy of non-intervention, France sent far more volunteers to the Republican side than any other country.

"Immediately after the liberation of Majdanek by the Red Army (on July 23, 1944) the Soviet-Jewish reporter Constantin Simonov wrote a report describing, among other things, the murder of former French Prime Minister Léon Blum in the same camp in the spring of 1943. In writing his report, Simonov relied on two eyewitnesses, P. Mikhailovic and C. Elinski, who described Blum's last moments "in great detail".[116] Radio Moscow gave solemn credence to this story. The French Communist newspaper Fraternité reported in August 1944:[117]" "Radio Moscow reported the death of former Prime Minister Léon Blum, seventy years of age, who fell a victim to racist barbarism like so many of his fellow faithful." The report of Léon Blum's murder in Majdanek was a total fabrication. In reality, Blum was deported to Buchenwald in 1943 and then transferred to Dachau, where he was liberated on May 4, 1945."[1]

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  1. National Socialist Concentration Camps https://codoh.com/library/document/1171/?lang=en
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