Summary Executions

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Pursuit Of Nazi Collaborators - Pursuit in Specific Countries - France
... Epuration légale After the liberation, France was briefly swept by a wave of executions of suspected collaborators ... first phase (the épuration sauvage) consisted of popular convictions, summary executions, and the shaving of women's heads ... Estimates by police prefects made in 1948 and 1952 were that as many as six thousand executions occurred before the liberation of France, and four ...

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