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U.S. Government Asked to Intervene Against Deportation of Jews from France

An appeal asking the United States Government to intervene with the French Government in Vichy to stop the deportation of Jews from unoccupied France was telegraphed from here today to Secretary of State Cordell Hull by Adolph Rosenberg, chairman of the executive board of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations which represents 307 Reform Congregations with over 55,000 families and more than 250,000 individuals.

“We are profoundly shocked to learn of plans for deportation of Jews in France,” the appeal reads. “We hope you will use your good offices with the Vichy Government to see to it that this dreadful crime against humanity is not perpetrated.”