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500, Mostly Jews, Stripped of French Citizenship

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The first group of 500 naturalized citizens, chiefly emigrants from Central Europe “particularly difficult to assimilate” and also political agitators, have been deprived of French citizenship by decision of the Commission for Revision of Naturalization, an official communique announced tonight.

The communique stated that “these categories include a notable proportion of Jews.” It added that those who had good grounds for acquiring French citizenship need not worry about revision of naturalization. The list of persons affected has not yet been made public.

Meanwhile, it was reported here, that all Jewish enterprises in occupied France have been ordered by the German authorities to declare their movable and immovable property in France and abroad. “Jewish enterprise” is defined as one with at least 50 per cent under Jewish ownership.

American citizens are exempt from the census of Jews in occupied France, the newspaper La Petite Gironde of Bordeeux reports. Soviet citizens will also not be effected, it is stated.

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