French Nazi collaborator in hospital

12th February 2007, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, Feb 12, 2007 (AFP) - French war criminal Maurice Papon, 96, convicted for his role in the World War II deportation of French Jews to Nazi death camps, has been hospitalised with heart failure, his lawyer said Monday.

PARIS, Feb 12, 2007 (AFP) - French war criminal Maurice Papon, 96, convicted for his role in the World War II deportation of French Jews to Nazi death camps, has been hospitalised with heart failure, his lawyer said Monday.

He was admitted to hospital late Thursday in the eastern Paris suburbs for a heart operation described by his lawyer Francis Vuillemin as "worrying for a man approaching 97 years of age".

A senior official under the wartime Vichy government, Papon was sentenced to 10 years in jail in 1998 for his role in organising the deportation of some 1,500 Jews to Nazi Germany, where most of them died in extermination camps.

He was released from jail in 2002 on medical grounds.

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Subject: French news, WWII

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