Chanel Denies Coco Was an Anti-Semite

1937:  Portrait of French fashion designer Coco Chanel (1882 - 1971) wearing a ruff collar.  (Photo by George Hoyningen-Huene/RDA/Getty Images)
Coco Chanel. Photo: George Hoyningen-Huene/RDA

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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