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Paris Press Attacks Plan Permitting Jews to Settle on Land in Unoccupied France

The Nazi-controlled press in Paris today suddenly started a campaign against the Commissariate for Jewish Affairs in Vichy for allowing the Jews in unoccupied France to settle on land providing that they use no hired agricultural labor. “French soil must be reclaimed by Aryans only,” is the cry which the Paris press raises.

Approximately 1,000 of the 16,000 foreign Jews interned in the unoccupied part of France have died in the course of the last fifteen months, it was established. The high mortality rate is accounted for partially by the large proportion of aged and infirm people among the internees, but for the most part is a result of the primitive conditions existing in the camps.