Comissar of Jewish Affairs Gets Ten Years; Successor Sentenced to Death
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Comissar of Jewish Affairs Gets Ten Years; Successor Sentenced to Death

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The liberal press today attacks as too mild the ### prison term imposed yesterday on Xavier Vallat, first French Commissar for Jewish Affairs during the Vichy regime.

The sentence also stripped Vallat of all civil rights. His successor as ##ar, Louis Darquier de Pellepoix, whose whereabouts are unknown, was sentenced ## in absentia. The trial was marked by several demonstrations by persons ##ing anti-Semitic utterances by Vallat.

Vallat was named Commissar of Jewish Affairs in March, 1941. Under his ##r, the first series of Nazi-ordered anti-Jewish laws were promulgated and ### against Jews in then unoccupied France began. He toured France’s North ### possessions, where more than 100,000 Jews reside, and introduced anti-Jewish measures there. He was succeeded by Pellepoix, a pre-war anti-Semitic ### in May 1942.

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