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Trial of Vichy Commissioner for Jewish Affairs Opens; He Objects to Jewish Juror

The trial of Xavier Vallat, former Commissioner for Jewish Affairs in the Vichy Government, opened here before the High Court. He is charged with responsibility for the passage of anti-Jewish legislation and subse##nt persecution of French Jews, among others.

The anti-Jewish phases of the general indictment will be heard today. During the selection of the jury, Vallat objected to the presence of a Jew on the panel. The Jew, M. Triggel-Valermont, was one of the leaders of the French Resistance.