Coco Chanel the Nazi Spy

16 Dec

“Coco Chanel the Nazi spy: New document reveals that fashion designer worked for Hitler’s military intelligence”

by John Hall via “Daily Mail Online

French researchers claim to have found indisputable evidence that Coco Chanel worked as a spy for the Nazis during the Second World War.

A written record made public for the first time in a documentary broadcast on French television last night is said to prove that the late fashion designer was a member of Abwehr – Adolf Hitler’s secret military intelligence agency.

The documentary also raised questions about the role played by other French celebrities during the Second World War, including singers Edith Piaf and Maurice Chevalier and dramatist Sacha Guitry.

Claim: A document made public for the first time in a documentary broadcast on French television last night is said to prove that Coco Chanel was a member of Abwehr - Adolf Hitler's secret military intelligence agency

Claim: A document made public for the first time in a documentary broadcast on French television last night is said to prove that Coco Chanel was a member of Abwehr – Adolf Hitler’s secret military intelligence agency

The newly revealed document suggests that while working for the Nazis, Coco Chanel (pictured left and right) went by the codename ‘Westminster’ – a reference to her affair with the Duke of Westminster in the 1920s

L’Ombre d’un Doute [The Shadow of a Doubt], broadcast on the state-owned France 3 channel yesterday evening, countered the French government’s official claim that almost every well-known figure from the time either joined the Resistance movement or simply boycotted the Nazis.

Although the claim has long been considered spurious by French historians, the issue of doubt has largely been ignored by mainstream French broadcasters. . . .

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