A new book claims
that iconic fashion designer Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel tried to betray her
Jewish business partners, Paul and Pierre Wertheimer, during the rise
of fascism and the Nazis in Europe in the 1930s.
In the book, "The Secret of Chanel No. 5," author Tilar Mazzeo
claims that Chanel wrote to German officials arguing that their company,
Les Parfums Chanel, was "Jewish property" and that it should be
confiscated and then redistributed solely back to her.