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223 Jews Among First 500 Denaturalized French Citizens

Publication in the Journal Official today of the names of the first 500 naturalized Frenchmen to be deprived of citizenship reveals that they include 141 Jewish families totaling 223 members. The first list does not include any prominent names, except Harry Levy, member of the executive of the Zionist-Revisionist organization.

Unless their citizenship is restored by appeal, which is possible, all those affected become stateless, with all the consequences of such status, namely that they may be interned in camps if they are considered “a burden to the national economy.”

The majority of the denaturalized Jews are former Polish and Rumanian citizens, with a few Levantines and also a few Germans, Austrians, Italians and Latvians. The majority of the non-Jews denaturalized are Italian and Spanish.