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Jewish Social Worker Tortured to Death by Gestapo in France; Round-ups Continue

Mare Haguenau, a prominent Jewish social worker in France, has been tortured to death by the Gestapo, according to reliable information received here. Haguenau was arrested during a round-up of Jews in Grenoble and was sent to Lyon, where he died from a skull fracture after being beaten by Gestapo agents

Large-scale arrests of Jews are continuing, the report says, with intensive searches in Paris and other large cities, and in the villages in the Savoie and Haute Savoie regions. In the latter districts, the police round up hundreds of men at random, if they believe Jews are hiding in the vicinity, and force them to undergo a physical examination to determine whether or not they are Jewish.

The “sudden death” of Capt. Cecil, a leader of the anti-Semitic movement in France, and organizer of the anti-Jewish exhibition “France and the Jews,” is reported by the Paris radio. How Cecil, who was a former officer of the Foreign Legion, met his death was not disclosed.