Maurice Papon

French civil servant, Vichy collaborator, and war criminal

Maurice Papon (September 3, 1910 – February 17, 2007) was a French civil servant. He led the police in major prefectures and in Paris during the Nazi Occupation of France and into the 1960s. In 1998 he was convicted of crimes against humanity. This was because he helped in making more than 1600 Jews move to concentration camps during World War II. He died of congestive heart failure.

Maurice Papon
Born(1910-09-03)September 3, 1910
DiedFebruary 17, 2007(2007-02-17) (aged 96)
Occupation(s)Civil servant and businessman
Known forParticipating in the deportation of over 1600 Jews during World War II, and ordering the 1961 and 1962 Paris massacres of demonstrators for Algeria's independence from colonial France.