Extraordinary that the author considers this to be new. Did he ever hear about Robert Paxton and his books? After Paxton published "Vichy France", armies of French scholars followed in his footsteps and dug up mountains of info by trawling through the German archives in the UK and the US. Klarsfeld, the renowned Nazi hunter, hasn't found many lately, and is maybe looking for something to keep the light focused on him?
from the article: Newly unveiled document: WWII French gov't toughened anti-Jewish laws