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De Gaulle Govt. Hit for Article Warning of Trouble if Property Returned to Jews

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The French Committee of National Liberation is criticized today by the Sunday Dispatch for spreading “via official channels in the United States” an article by Michael Le Troquer, Paris attorney and son of the Commissar-Delegate in the Administration for Liberated Territories appointed by the Committee, in which he said that automatic restoration to French Jews of the industrial, commercial and political positions they held before the war will arouse “resentment” among some circles in France.

The French Press and Information Service in New York, which distributed the Troquer’s article, published originally in the newspaper L’Algier Republican, is equivalent to the French ministry of information, the Dispatch says, and, therefore, thee impression is created that the sentiments expressed in the article have the full approval of the De Gaulle Government.

The diplomatic correspondent of the Dispatch, however, writes that French headquarters here have assured him that the Algiers government intends to undo by progressive stages the Vichy work of racial discrimination. Le Troquer’s article, they say, expressed his personal opinion and does not voice official policy.

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