Righteous of France
Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic concerning the appointment to the Ordre de la Légion d’Honneur of the "Righteous of France" – Easter 2007 honours list
Paris, 6 April 2007
After paying tribute to the "Righteous of France" at the Panthéon, on 18 January 2007, President Chirac called for the honouring of the Frenchwomen and Frenchmen recognized as Righteous among the Nations by their appointment, in the Easter 2007 honours list, to the Ordre de la Légion d’Honneur.
By contributing, in the darkest hours of our history, to saving three quarters of the Jews of France from deportation and so from almost certain death, these women and these men embodied the values which underpin the Nation and the Republic. France is deeply honoured by them./.