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Mass Suicides of Jews Reported from Nazi-occupied France

A wave of Jewish suicides in the Nazi-occupied part of France is reported here today as a result of increased Nazi terror in Paris and other cities against the Jewish population there.

Simultaneously it is reported that thousands of panic-stricken Jews are trying to find their way from the occupied into the unoccupied part of France by illegally crossing the demarcation line. Throngs of them are reported to have been assembled at the Free Zone line, but are not permitted to proceed any further. Jewish organizations in agreement with the Free Zone authorities are contemplating the establishment of special shelter camps for them.

The process of “aryanization” of Jewish enterprises in the Free Zone territory began this week with “Aryan” administrators being appointed over a number of Jewish establishments in Marseille.

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