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Fighting French Say Gen. Giraud Did Not Return Pre-vichy Rights to Jews

March 16, 1943
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Fighting French spokesmen asserted today that abolition by Gen. Giraud of the 1870 Cremieux law for Jews in Algeria did not mean a return to their rights under the French Republic.

General Giraud’s announcement yesterday of his abrogation of the Cremieux decree, coupled with a pledge against racial discrimination, deviated from a demand by General de Gaulle’s committee that there be a return in North Africa to Republican French laws and the status quo before June, 1940, the Fighting French commented.

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