Operation of French Anti-jewish Law Creates Great Hardships
Menu JTA Search

Operation of French Anti-jewish Law Creates Great Hardships

Download PDF for this date

One of the numerous examples of hardship imposed by the operation of the anti-Jewish statute is the case of the only son of Chief Rabbi Issaye Schwartz, a brilliant young scholar, specialist in Greek papyrit, with an excellent war record, who received a dangerous lung wound during the war last Spring. He was taken prisoner by the Germans and released as seriously wounded.

Appointed professor at the Clermont-Ferrand college, he has now been dismissed under the anti-Jewish law of Oct. 18. His health is broken, his career is shattered and he has no prospects.

Another example is the case of a young half-Jewish scientist who faces the dilemma of choosing between divorcing his Jewish wife in order to be enabled to continue his research or abandoning his scientific career.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund