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Henriot, Philippe

Born: 1889 AD
Died: 1944 AD
Nationality: French
Categories: Politician

1889 – Born on the 7th of January in Reims.

1932-1936 – Henriot was elected to the Third Republic’s Chamber of Deputies for the Gironde département.

1940 – After the capitulation of France, he stood by Philippe Pétain’s German-backed régime and joined the paramilitary Milice.

1944 – On the 6th of January, he was made the Minister of Information and Propaganda.

         – The following June 28, in the Ministry building where he slept, a group of fifteen members of the Résistance dressed as members of the Milice killed him in his bed. In retaliation, Georges Mandel, a long-time opponent of collaboration, was executed.