Jews Barred from Petty Trades in Occupied France
Menu JTA Search

Jews Barred from Petty Trades in Occupied France

Download PDF for this date

The Paris press gives prominence to regulations for application of the ordinance of April 26 in occupied France forbidding Jews to exercise occupations bringing them into contact with the public. Paris-Midi says: “Beginning July 1, Jews will not have contact with the public.”

Petty occupations barred to Jews include selling of vegetables, flowers and ice cream in railway stations, traveling salesmen, peddlers, hawkers, street-singers and boot-blacks. Heavy penalties are provided for violation.

Meanwhile, it is disclosed here that Clemen Serpeille de Gobineau, honorary chairman of the Institute of Jewish Studies in Paris, will lecture in the Ambassador’s Theater. He is a descendant of the racial theoretician, Joseph Gobineau. During the war he was arrested by then Interior Minister Georges Mandel for pacifist activities.

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