ZURICH (Dec. 26)
The announcement on the Paris radio that the provisional administrators of forty-three large Jewish-owned firms in Paris had been removed, was interpreted today to mean that these “Aryanized” concerns had been sold to non-Jews, thus retiring their temporary directors.
Included in the list are some large business houses of Paris, such as Brunswick furs, Cecil shoes, La Cour Batave, one of the select department stores; Grand Maison furniture store of the Boulevard de Sebastopol and Hundred Thousand Shirts, one of the largest men’s furnishing houses. Under a recent decree, proceeds from sale of Jewish property after paying a 10 percent tax for the benefit of impoverished Jews, goes into a bank in the name of the owner.
The French Government has received the task of collecting a fine of 1,000,000,000 francs imposed on the Jewish community as part of the reprisals for aggressions against troops of occupation, it was also announced.
Execution of 95 Jews among the hostages ordered shot at the same time that the billion franc fine was imposed, was reported earlier this week by the Paris correspondent of the Barne newspaper, La Suisse.