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3,000 Jewish Employees in Algerian Civil Service Dismissed by Vichy

More than 3,000 Jewish employees in the French civil service in Algeria have been dismissed as a result of the anti-Jewish laws introduced by the Vichy regime, it was revealed here today.

Until the application of the French anti-Jewish laws in Algeria, the local Jewish community was able to meet all the requirements for aid to refugees congregated here. With the mass-dismissals of Algerian Jews from their positions under the anti-Jewish laws, the situation of the native Jews of Algeria become so aggravated that they can hardly take care of their own unemployed.

The refugee problem in Algeria has been further aggravated by the opening of several work and internment camps, where hundreds of foreign Jews are concentrated. The budget for refugee aid in Algeria has therefore increased from 50,000 francs monthly at the beginning of the war to more than 300,000 francs monthly now. The refugee relief committee in Algeria is practically dependent now on the funds which it receives from the American Joint Distribution Committee.

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