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Vichy Government Plans to Separate Jews and Non-jews in France, Radio Announces

Jews and non-Jews in France will shortly be “separated” and Jews will not be allowed to mingle with the rest of the population it was announced today over French radio stations. The broadcast followed on the heels of the recent announcement that all anti-Jewish regulations will be applied also to so-called “half-Jews,” including Frenchmen who have two Jewish grandparents.

Today’s broadcast did not indicate whether ghettos will be established to isolate the Jews from the non-Jewish population. It emphasized that half-Jews who entered France after August 10, 1927 will have their French citizenship cancelled and will be deported to eastern Europe.

French newspapers reaching here today from Paris report that the Nazi authorities have started rounding up Jews there, stopping people in the streets and asking them to prove their identity. More than 500 Jews were arrested in Paris during January for failing to wear the yellow Mogen David, the Pariser Tageszeitung states. The French anti-Semitic publication “Au Pilori” reports that the furriers association in Paris refuses to recognize “Aryan” owners of Jewish fur establishments which were confiscated under the anti-Jewish regulations. The association maintains that the former Jewish owners are still full-fledged members, the paper says.

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