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Converted to Catholicism Asks Jewish Burial

February 13, 1924
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The will of the late Arthur Meyer, editor of the leading Catholic organ in France, Le Gaulois, who died here on February 2, has created a sensation with the disclosure that Meyer wished a Jewish burial. Meyer, who was born a Jew, was converted to Catholicism and was known for his violently Catholic and anti-Jewish bias. As editor of Le Gaulcis for 45 years and in more recent years proprietor of the Catholic paper, Heyer was looked upon as the leader of Catholic conservatism in France. Catholic circles in Paris are shocked over Meyer’s wish expressed in his will, for a Jewish burial. The body will be transferred to a Jewish cemetery on Friday.

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