BERNE (Mar. 29)
The German-controlled radio station in Paris today Opened a campaign to have all Jews from occupied and unoccupied France deported to card labor in the French colonies.
“The French colonies are experiencing an acute shortage of workers, and there is no reason why as many Jews as possible should not be sent there for all kinds of labor.” the broadcaster said. He “invited” his listeners to support the campaign.
Information reaching here from Paris reveals that Prof. Jean-Charles Bloch, one of France’s leading surgeons, committed suicide when the Nazis came to arrest him as a Jewish hostage. The raid on his home took place at 6 o’clock in the morning. When the Gestapo agents took him out of bed, the Jewish physician asked them to permit him to take a shave. Several minutes later he appeared from the bathroom, kissed his wife good-bye and fell dead from the poison which he had taken. His funeral, according to the report, assumed the nature of a demonstration being attempted by a huge crowd which included many prominent Paris personalities.