ZURICH (May. 19)
All synagogues in Paris, with one exception, have been closed by the Nazi occupation authorities, according to Paris newspapers reaching Switzerland today.
The newspapers also reveal that a new wave of anti-Jewish propaganda is being conducted in Paris and other Nazi-occupied French cities. This propaganda aims to justify the rounding-up of thousands of alien Jews for internment in concentration camps and the recently-proclaimed rigid anti-Jewish laws.
Placards calling for the burning of Jews as “traitors” have been posted all over Paris, the newspapers report. The placards, which carry the signature of the French Fascist organization, “The Fire” picture the Jews in caricatures similar to those appearing in Julius Streicher’s Stuermer.
The Paris newspapers also report that the anti-Jewish laws proclaimed by the Vichy Government will be carried out also in French Indo-China.