Author of Anti-semitic Material Used in Army Course Now Lecturing to Servicemen in Paris
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Author of Anti-semitic Material Used in Army Course Now Lecturing to Servicemen in Paris

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Andre Siegfried, the author of “America Comes of Age,” anti-Semitic excerpts of which were used in a correspondence course sent to servicemen by the U.S. Armed Forces Institute, is now lecturing before American soldiers and sailors in Paris, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency learned today.

The current issue of the Barnard College Alumnae Magazine, published in New York by the Alumnae Association of Barnard College of Columbia University, prints a letter by Addie Bostleman, a graduate of Barnard who is now employed as a Red Cross worker in Paris. Reporting on a lecture program conducted by the Red Cross for American servicemen stationed in the French capital, Miss Bostleman writes that “our next speaker is Andre Siegfried.”

Meanwhile, it was learned that Mr. Siegfried was a member of the French delegation to the San Francisco conference, as an expert on American affairs. He does not hold any official position in the French Government. The French Information Service here said that as far as is known Siegfried, who remained in France during the Nazi occupation, did not participate in the resistance movement. They asserted, however, that he was not a collaborationist.

The University of Alabama, from which the Armed Forces Institute purchased the anti-Semitic course, discontinued using the Siegfried material in its own classes was of last week, according to a War Department spokesman.

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