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Former Premier Eduard Herriot Warns France to Eradicate All Traces of Anti-semitism

Former Premier Eduard Harriot, who returned to France first month after spending several years in a German concentration camp, warned today that all remnants of anti-Semitism in the country must be eradicated.

Addressing a meeting of the “National Movement Against Racialism,” in Lyon, which he is the mayor, Herriot denounced the “barbaric persecution” of Jews by the Nazis and urged that justice be done the victims of racial persecution.

“The anti-Semitic campaign of the past few years has been one of the most serious that the world has ever known,” the veteran statesman said. “The most terrible thing is that these doctrines left traces in France. They are blood-stains on our country’s honor, and justice must be done.”