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Operation of French Anti-jewish Law Creates Great Hardships

December 22, 1940
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One of the numerous examples of hardship imposed by the operation of the anti-Jewish statute is the case of the only son of Chief Rabbi Issaye Schwartz, a brilliant young scholar, specialist in Greek papyrit, with an excellent war record, who received a dangerous lung wound during the war last Spring. He was taken prisoner by the Germans and released as seriously wounded.

Appointed professor at the Clermont-Ferrand college, he has now been dismissed under the anti-Jewish law of Oct. 18. His health is broken, his career is shattered and he has no prospects.

Another example is the case of a young half-Jewish scientist who faces the dilemma of choosing between divorcing his Jewish wife in order to be enabled to continue his research or abandoning his scientific career.

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