M. Emile Levy, Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur, who describes himself as “the sole representative of the Coty products in this country,” has written to the “Zionist Record” here that “the campaign engaged in by M. Coty in his paper is by no means an anti-Semitic campaign.”
Criticism, he says, is being uttered against a certain group of international financiers, who, M. Coty feels, are a great deal to blame for the present economic situation throughout the world. The fact that in this criticism are included a few international Jewish bankers, does not mean that M. Coty is antagonistic to the Jewish people. On the contrary, a great number of people of the Jewish persuasion are associated with him in his enterprise. I would like to quote as an exampe that Coty’s general manager in Paris is M. Raymond Greilsamer, who has just been made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor of France, and is also connected with the Jewish Consistory of Paris. I also happen to know that quite a number of his employees and distributors throughout the world are of the Jewish persuasion.
“In conclusion,” he adds, “I would like to add my personal opinion that if there were some Jews associated with the clique of international bankers, against whom allegations have been made by M. Coty, the action of such bankers should also be criticized by the large body of Jews throughout the world.”
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