VICHY (Jun. 7)
French Jews demonstrated on the streets of Paris yesterday against the German order forcing them to wear a yellow Mogen David badge, it was reported here today. Jewish girls wearing yellow stars prominently displayed on their coats paraded along the main boulevards of the city in silent protest against the order which officially goes into effect today.
It was also reported here today that several aged Jews are confined in a hospital in Nice, on the French Riviera, as a result of an attack by French anti-Semitic youths on a synagogue there on Friday evening while services were being held.
Two of the youths are under arrest. They declared that the attack was organized by the anti-Semitic French Popular Party in order to avenge Albert Clement, editor of the anti-Semitic newspaper Cri Du Peuple, who was assassinated last Tuesday in Paris while leaving his office. The youths invaded the synagogue with clubs and stones and demolished the furniture and the fittings. Several of the Jews who defended the synagogue were severely injured. The hooligans were driven off by young Jews from the neighborhood who rushed to the synagogue to defend their parents, and wounded several of the anti-Semitic youths in a fierce battle.