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Was in North Africa Split on Political Issues; Some Support Separation from France

MOSLEMS APPROVE RESTORATION OF CREMIUS DECRES; PREJUDICE STILL NOTICEABLE

In the regions where the anti-Jewish propaganda was conducted by German agents and by Vichy officials prior to the liberation of these territories by the Allied armies, a more satisfactory situation has developed since the arrest and internment of local leaders of the anti-Semitic Dorict Party and of the so-called Petain Legionaries. This is especially apparent in Oran and in Sidi-Belabbes.

All Jews in North Africa, native as well as French, are united in the opinion that the French Committee of National Liberation is working effectively to combat anti Jewish prejudice. The leaders of the French Jews here who oppose separatist tendencie and urge all-out support of the de-Gaulle regime include Dr. Henri Abouker, president of the Committee for Social Studies, and Bernard Lechache, president of the Committee to Combat Racialiam.

RENE BLOCH, FAMOUS JEWISH MATHEMATICIAN, EXECUTED IN OCCUPIED FRANCE

The French clandenatine publication Honneur at Patrie reaching here today report that Rene Bloch, famous French-Jewish mathematician, and his son have both been executed. The paper also reports that the Germanet have opened apecial offices in many parts of the country to “expedite” the liquidation of Jewish property.

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