February 13, 1936: French fascists attack socialist leader Léon Blum

This was originally written as a Twitter thread, so apologies if the format is a little disjointed. Also, a warning that this post includes descriptions of graphic violence and anti-Semitism. Eighty-five years ago today, French Popular Front leader Léon Blum — soon to become the country’s first socialist prime minister and one the first Jewish … Continue reading February 13, 1936: French fascists attack socialist leader Léon Blum