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Memorial Held for Fifty French Jewish Hostages Killed by Gestapo

Several hundred persons braved the cold and the rain yesterday to assemble at the Puteaux cemetery outside Paris to attend a memorial for 50 Jews slain in Dec. 1941 at Mont Valercann.

The Jews were killed together with sixty non-Jewish members of resistance organizations in a Gestapo reprisal. All 50 had been residents of Paris and were being held at Drancy as hostages. A cortege formed at the railway station and proceeded to the cemetery where the ceremonies were held.