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Importance of Eradicating Racialism in France Stressed in Paris Broadcast

The necessity of eradicating all traces of racialism in France is stressed in a statement by the National Movement Against Racialism broadcast over the Paris radio today.

Pointing out that skillfully used racialism was one of the methods used by the Germans to divide France, the statement recalled that the Movement Against Racialism was founded in 1941 to disclose the dangers of such propaganda and to assist its victims. It also reviewed the persecution and deportation of French Jews and the assistance given them by Catholics and Protestants.

“Now that we are liberated,” it continued, “we still have an urgent task. The theory of racialism, which has been condemned by our Government, has left traces, and we must exterminate them. We must see that Jews deprived of property and businesses get them back and we must help the children of deportees.”