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France Bars 23 from Citizenship; Rothschilds Lose Appeal

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A list of 23 persons who have been deprived of their French citizenship for fleeing the country in the last few weeks of the war has been issued here.

The following are included in the list: Henri Torres, noted lawyer; Leonard Rosenthal, well-known jeweler; Andre Meyer, manager of the banking firm of Lazard freres; Pierre Lazareff, a former editor of the newspaper Paris-Soir; Vera Korene, a star of the Comedie Francaise; Jacques Epstein, manager of the, newspaper L’Ordre; Georges Bollack, industrialist; Paul Louis Weiller, industrialist and Claude Levy, mayor of Orleans.

Requests for restoration of French citizenship submitted by members of the Rothschild banking family were rejected by the Vichy Government. However, the Government abrogated two decrees depriving Leon Stern, banker, and David Weill, philanthropist, of their citizenship. Both men were able to give valid reasons for their departure from France.

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