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Blum Used As Basis for Anti-semitic Drive, French Jews Warn

The Union of Israelite Frenchmen, a patriotic organization, today issued a statement warning against the development of an anti-Semitic movement under the pretext of opposition to Premier Leon Blum. The fact that Premier Blum is a Jew has been made the focus of attacks upon him in the press and the Chamber of Deputies.

The Union’s statement also attacks the League for Combatting Anti-Semitism, charging the League is “preparing a social revolution under the pretext of fighting foes of Jews.”

The statement couples Hitlerist racism and Soviet materialism as the enemies of Jews.