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Police Raid Pro-Nazi Quarters in Paris; Discover Arms and List of “Condemned” Jews

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Three men and two women were today arrested after police raided the headquarters of a pro-Hitler group here and discovered a list of prominent Jews who had been "condemned" to death by the fascists, and an arms dump.

The headquarters of the group was located in a shoemaker’s store. The cobbler, a former member of the Vichy militia, is serving a prison term for his activities during the war. His 20-year-old son, who at the age of 13 joined the fascist militia with his father, was operating the shop.

Following the raid on the shop, police in Paris were ordered to search the homes of some 40 persons listed on a membership roster of the organization. Also found at the headquarters were swastikas, pictures of Hitler and Vichy uniforms. The arms included tommy guns and resolvers as well as hand grenades and radio sets, plus "plans of action."

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