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Bitter scent : the case of L'Oréal, Nazis, and the Arab Boycott

Author: Michael Bar-Zohar
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Dutton, 1996.
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The business of L'Oreal is beauty. It is the world's largest cosmetics firm. This startling book shows the other face of beauty. It is the story of how this giant company became a haven for ex-Nazis. It reveals the illegal alliance the L'Oreal forged with the Arab Boycott Bureau. And it brings to light the secret link between the L'Oreal high command and the President of France himself, Francois Mitterrand -- a link  Read more...
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Bar-Zohar, Michael, 1938-
Bitter scent.
New York, N.Y. : Dutton, 1996
(OCoLC)605288094
Online version:
Bar-Zohar, Michael, 1938-
Bitter scent.
New York, N.Y. : Dutton, 1996
(OCoLC)609193059
Named Person: François Mitterrand; Jean Frydman; François (1916-1996) Mitterrand; Jean Frydman; Jean Frydman; François Mitterrand
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Bar-Zohar
ISBN: 0525940685 9780525940685
OCLC Number: 34691368
Description: 264 p. ; 23 cm.
Responsibility: Michael Bar-Zohar.

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The business of L'Oreal is beauty. It is the world's largest cosmetics firm. This startling book shows the other face of beauty. It is the story of how this giant company became a haven for ex-Nazis. It reveals the illegal alliance the L'Oreal forged with the Arab Boycott Bureau. And it brings to light the secret link between the L'Oreal high command and the President of France himself, Francois Mitterrand -- a link cast in the darkness of the Nazi past. Above all, it tells the story of what happened when L'Oreal partner Jean Frydman, a former French Resistance hero who had fought against anti-Semitism all his life, stumbled upon and exposed the shocking truth about L'Oreal and its web of concealed Nazi collaborators. Making it his crusade to unmask the cosmetics firm's long history of Nazi connections, Frydman filed suit against L'Oreal for forgery, perjury, and racial discrimination.

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