Blum Leon

  • Blum, Léon, 1872-1950
  • Blum, Leʾon, 1872-1950
  • בלום, ליאון, 1872־1950
  • בלום, ליאון
  • בלום, לאיון
  • ...
Identifier
000046
Type of Entity
Person

Dates of Existence

09/04/1872

30/03/1950

History

French statesman. First Jew and first Socialist to be premier of France (05.06.1936-19.06.1937 and 13.03.-10.04.1938), opposed granting absolute powers to Petain. Arrested on Petain's orders. Riom Trials (1942). Turned over to the Germans in March 1943. Liberated with the Niederdorf group.

Places

  • Paris, France

  • Jouy-en-Josas, France

Sources

  • Biographical dictionary of World War II / Boatner III, Mark M. - Novato, CA : Presidio Press, 1996. - p. 47-48

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