Jewish Institutions in France Close Offices in Mourning
Menu JTA Search

Jewish Institutions in France Close Offices in Mourning

Download PDF for this date

All Jewish institutions and organizations in France closed down at 11 A.M. today in a sign of mourning and protest against the hanging of two Jews in Cairo this morning. French Jews were both horrified and angered by the executions.

The Zionist Federation of France, in a resolution, condemned Egypt for this “crime.” It also called upon international opinion, especially that in the United States, to prevent a repetition of new crimes like these which can “only increase a serious situation already replete with tension.”

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund