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Chanel Denies Coco Was an Anti-Semite

Coco Chanel.
Coco Chanel.

So many biographies of Coco Chanel come out each decade that each has to find it’s own thing to sensationalize about her life. The writer of Coco Chanel: an Intimate Life took the bisexual drug user angle. And in Sleeping with the Enemy: Coco Chanel’s Secret War, Hal Vaughan takes the Jew hater angle. Calling Coco “fiercely” anti-Semitic, Vaughan says she even worked for the Nazis in World War II. The book also says she had a love affair with Baron Hans Gunther von Dincklage, who “reported directly to Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels, right hand of Hitler.”

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Chanel Denies Coco Was an Anti-Semite