Monday, January 19, 2015
Douce France ...
"Like many other artists of the time, he [Trenet] chose to go on entertaining the occupying [Nazi] forces rather than sacrifice his career. He agreed, when asked by the Germans, to go and sing for the French prisoners-of-war in Germany. The Épuration légale ("legal purge"), the wave of official trials that followed the Liberation of France and the fall of the Vichy Regime, examined whether Trenet was guilty of collaboration but the inquiry resulted in a mere reprimand without any further consequences." From Wikipedia