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Measures Against Frenchmen Opposing Restoration of Jewish Property Announced in Paris

Drastic measures against anti-Semitic organizations were announced here today by Minister of the Interior Adrien Tixier. The measures are directed also against the leaders of the recently-formed association of French businessmen who oppose the restoration to Jews of property confiscated from them during the German occupation of Paris.

The offices and homes of some of the leaders of this association will be searched, it was revealed here today and similar investigations will take place in the homes of others who acquired Jewish property from the Nazi administration. Arrests will be made, if necessary. Action will also be taken against Frenchmen who acted as commissars of confiscated Jewish enterprises, and against leaders of groups which were active in spreading anti-Jewish literature.

Meanwhile, it is understood that Jewish representatives will soon discuss with the French authorities the question of how to solve the problem of those who acquired Jewish enterprises in good faith. It is believed that a solution will be found that will be acceptable both to the dispossessed Jews and to the French owners of the Jewish firms.