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French Jewry Appeals to Save Cambodians from ‘new Auschwitz’

The French Jewish community today launched an appeal to save the Cambodian population from. “a new Auschwitz.” The community’s central welfare fund, the Fonds Social Juif Unife (FSJU) urged France’s 700,000 Jews to donate to a special fund which will be used to ship food and medical supplies to Cambodia.

The appeal, signed by the FSJU president Baron Goy de Rothschild, says “Cambodia’s fate to day reminds us of what the Jews suffered yesterday at the hands of the Nazis. Our memory commands us to come in aid to Cambodia’s countless innocent victims.” The FSJU will send its aid to the stricken population in cooperation with Catholic and Protestant organizations operating in France.