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Algiers Council-general Embarassed by Gen. Giraud’s Abrogation of Cremieux Decree

April 25, 1943
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An embarassing situation resulting from Gen. Giraud’s abrogation of the Cremieux Decree developed last Monday in the Council-General of Algiers, which was holding its first session since the landing of the Allied troops, it was reported by the Fighting French delegation here today.

When the roll was called, one of the deputies identified only as the elected representative of Belaiche, arose and declared that he was present only because the Council-General had been formally convoked and he was a duly elected member of the body. “But,” he added, ” I realize that, in view of the abrogation of the Cremieux Decree, I shall no longer be qualified to exercise my functions, because I am a Jew.”

The President of the Council, embarassed by the statement of the Jewish deputy, informed the elected representative of Belaiche that his statement would be “noted” and that the situation would be “studied.”

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