VICHY (May. 28)
A decree concentrating foreign Jews in limited zones of residence was believed today to be one of 16 anti-Jewish measures reported under preparation in Paris by Xavier Vallat, Vichy’s Commissioner for Jewish Affairs.
The new restrictions on Jews in occupied and unoccupied France, aimed especially at foreigners, are expected to be promulgated when Vallat returns from Paris. The 16 laws cover Jewish participation in all fields of national life, it is said.
While details are unavailable, it is believed economic activity of Jews in the free stone will be curbed for the first time, while foreign Jews will be practically deprived of the possibility of moving about or earning a living.
Despite recent reports, it is unlikely that converted Jews will receive exceptional treatment, which will be reserved for former front-fighters. On the other hand, purely racial measures, such as prohibition of mixed marriages, are not likely in the near future.
Meanwhile, 65 Jews living in the Riviera district have been sent to Le Vernet concentration camp. Two hundred and fifty Jewish suspects have been sent to the provinces under police supervision after extensive raids last week in the Nice district.