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April 28, 2003
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A Paris court dismissed a Jewish group’s lawsuit against the wife of President Jacques Chirac that claimed she had illegally transferred a carpet stolen from Jews during World War II. Judge Bernard Velette upheld the Ministry of Culture’s argument last Friday that the Jewish Association of War Spoilees had confused a Louis XIV carpet in the presidential Elysee Palace with a 19th-century one at Paris’ city hall, which had been stolen from Jews by the Nazis.

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