German Authorities Notify Vichy That All Jews in France Will Be Arrested

German authorities in France have notified the Vichy Government that they intend to arrest all Jews in the country in connection with preparations to prevent Allied landings on French soil, it is reported in the London press today. The German note did not indicate whether the Jews will be interned in France or deported to other parts of Europe.

At the same time the Paris radio today reported a “plan of action” against the Jews of France outlined by Darquier de Pellepoix, the French Commissioner for Jewish Affairs. The plan provides for the confiscation of Jewish property, for formally depriving Jews of political rights, for “racial segregation,” and for the expulsion of all young Jews from educational institutions.

German radio stations today, in reporting the proposals of Darquier de Pellepoix, quoted the Commissioner for Jewish Affairs as announcing that “more than 15,000 Jewish firms have been liquidated in France and sold to ‘Aryans.’” They also quoted him as stating that ‘Aryan’ purchasers of liquidated Jewish firms “must join a special organization called ‘Union of Proprietors of Formerly Jewish-Owned Business Enterprises.’”

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