London (Nov. 9)
In fear that they will be forced to hurriedly evacuate France in the not too far distant future, members of the German occupation forces are selling property seized from Jews, it is reported in the French underground newspaper, La Voix du Nord, a copy of which was received here today.
Other reports reaching here from France disclose that the Gestapo has assumed supervision of all matters concerning Jews. German officials have replaced French authorities in dealing with Jewish affairs. As a result, the persecution of the Jews has been intensified, with alien Jews and those naturalized since 1927 being the principal sufferers. Most of the aliens have been sent to the Drancy concentration camp, near Paris, which is now ruled by members of the Elite Guard.
A recent attack on a German soldier in Clermont-Ferrand, Pierre Laval’s hometown, resulted in all foreign Jews in the city and some native Jews, including a university professor and 45 students, being shipped to Drancy.