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Algerian Jews Drafting Protest to Giraud on Annulment of Cremieux Decree

Leaders of the Algerian Federation of Jewish Societies are drafting a protest to Gen. Giraud against his abrogation of the Cremieux Decree of 1870, it is reported in a copyrighted dispatch from North Africa appearing in the newspaper PM today.

The PM correspondent, Kenneth Crawford, reports that the protest is to be presented to Gen. Giraud by Dr. Henri Aboulker, one of the Federation leaders, who assisted in paving the way for Allied landings in November. Another Algerian Jewish leader told Crawford that Giraud had displayed a “fascist mentality,” adding that unless the abrogation was revoked, the United States will be discredited throughout the world. Crawford was also told that the situation of the Jews in general had been improved by Giraud’s cancellation of the Vichy anti-Jewish decrees.