More Anti-semitic Measures Feared in Creation of New Vichy Body
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More Anti-semitic Measures Feared in Creation of New Vichy Body

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A special General Commissariat for Jewish Affairs will be created by the Petain Government, it was officially announced following a cabinet meeting last night.

The name of the person selected of the new post of Commissioner for Jewish Affairs was not immediately disclosed.

Competent circles said creation of the post ws made necessary by the multitude of complicated and dedicated problems arising from the application of the anti-Jewish statute, which brought the need for coordination of the anti-Jewish actions and a more elastic handling of the problem.

On the other hand, rumors current for several days indicate a morrigid application of the anti-Jewish statute and also that new anti-Semitic measures similar to those in occupied France are pending. It is not impossible that the rumors will shortly find justification.

In that case, restriction of Jewish participation in trade and industry and a numerous clauses in the professions are likely to be the first measures imposed after a census of the Jewish population, which is reportedly imminent.

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