VICHY (Oct. 16)
Three Jewish stores on Vichy’s main street and a Catholic store were damaged last night when unidentified hooligans carried out new window-breaking raids. The vandals escaped. Passersby stood in front of the smashed windows today, commenting angrily on these anti-Jewish activities.
The principal synagogue of Strasbourg, a beautiful, ancient building, was destroyed by a fire of unascertained origin, it was reported here today. No effort was made by the Nazi-controlled firefighting force to stop the blaze.
Meanwhile, an anti-Masonic exhibition opened at the Petit Palais in Paris. The inaugural speech, which was broadcast by the Paris radio, was of pronouncedly anti-Jewish character.
It is learned that creation of a unified, representative body of the French Jews is contemplated in Jewish circles. The idea has met with a favorable reaction in official circles in unoccupied France.