PARIS (Sep. 14)
The French branch of the Rothschild family today sued Roger Peyrefitte for “gross calumny” in his book “The Jews,” which mentions the Rothschild family, allegedly in an unfavorable light. The three Rothschild plaintiffs, Baron Edmond, Baron Guy and Baronness Bethsabee, are asking for damages of 300, 000 francs ($60, 000) and the elimination of large portions of the controversial book.
This new case, which is due to come before the Paris Criminal Court on October 21, is a suit “in depth, “according to French law. In their previous suit, last June, the three plaintiffs want the elimination of four lines from the book. They said they intend to donate the damages to a Jewish charity if they win the case.