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Majority of French Jews Prefer to Remain in France; Foreign-born Want to Emigrate

French Jews, although they became more “Jew conscious” during the German occupation, do not expect to emigrate from the country, Max Gottschalk, director of the overseas department of the American Jewish Committee, told a press conference here today. He revealed that among 3,000 formal applications for emigration, voering about 6,000 persons including children, ninety-eight percent were from foreign-born Jews, most of whom came to France after 1933.

Mr. Gottschalk said that he found the Jewish situation in France better than it was several months ago. He expressed the opinion that “widespread anti-Semitism has no general nor serious character” in France. French Jewish organizations, he declared, are watchful of anti-Semitism, but so far have found no cause for concern.