French Mob in Tunis Wrecks Jewish-owned Pro-moslem Newspaper
Menu JTA Search

French Mob in Tunis Wrecks Jewish-owned Pro-moslem Newspaper

Download PDF for this date

A Jewish-owned French-language newspaper published here was wrecked this week-end by a French mob whose protest against self-government for Tunisia took a decidedly anti-Semitic turn.

The mob, organized by Frenchmen protesting the killing of two French settlers some 50 miles from Tunis, marched through this city shouting, anti-Jewish slogans. The most frequently heard shouts were: “Mendes-France to the Gallows” and “Down with the Jews.” The mob belabored the point that M. Mendes-France, who had promised. Tunisia autonomy and had begun the negotiations for this purpose when he was Premier of France, is a Jew. He is currently Vice Premier.

The editorial offices and print shop of the highly respected paper published in French by Andre Barouche, a Tunisian Jew who is a leader of the Neo-Destour (nationalist) movement, were sacked by the same mob. The extent of the damage here was not estimated.

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