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Vichy Statute on Jews Seen Delayed by Legal, Practical Obstacles

Informed sources said today the statute on Jews being considered by the Cabinet would not be promulgated for a long time because of almost insurmountable difficulties of a legal and practical nature encountered by the ministers.

It was reliably stated that different treatment would be applied to different groups of Jews on the basis of their origin. “Old” Jewish families originating in such districts as Bayonne and Alsace, where Jewish communities have existed for many centuries may enjoy full rights, while immigrant Jews would be divided into categories based on the date of their entry into France and the war and other services rendered to the State.