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French Bishop Protests Marseilles Synagogue Bombing

October 2, 1941
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Text of a letter sent by Mgr. Delay, Bishop of Marseilles, to Grand Rabbi Salzer of that city, expressing indignation at the explosion of a bomb in the Marseilles Synagogue, was released today by Free French circles here, who received it after it had been smuggled out of France through Vichy censorship. The Bishop’s letter reads:

“My dear Grand Rabbi: I wish to express my deep indignation at the criminal and cowardly act committee last night against the synagogue of Marseilles. Our moral sense cries out against such an outrage and all Frenchmen loving peace which is so vital in these trying times must condemn it and hope that it will be properly punished.”

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