Travel to Vichy: “Let us be careful not to manipulate, to agitate, to review”, history, declares Emmanuel Macron

The President of the Republic was the guest of France Bleu Pays d’Auvergne on Wednesday morning before going to Vichy.

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Asked about France Bleu Pays d’Auvergne on his trip to Vichy (Allier), Emmanuel Macron responded in substance to the controversies launched by the far-right candidate, Eric Zemmour, on the role of the Vichy regime during the Second World War.

“Let us beware of [l’histoire] handle, to shake it to see it again. But let’s honor those who fought so that we can be a free people. And let us salute the courage of these 80 parliamentarians, who in Vichy opposed what was the spirit of defeat, and said no “, said Emmanuel Macron.

“We just have to tell ourselves that this story we have lived it, it is written by history and historians and it is a good thing to stick to it”, launched the head of state. “I think that history, we gain by respecting it, by learning it, allowing historians on the basis of traces and documents, to build a historiographical truth”.

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