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Charles Maurras, Notorious French Anti-semite, Dead; Aged 84

November 18, 1952
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Charles Maurras, anti-Semite, who was one of the editors of the anti-Semitic newspaper “L’Action Francaise” and who for years wrote vitriolic articles against Jew, died yesterday in Tours from an attack of uremia, He was 84 years old.

Sentenced to life imprisonment in 1945 for collaboration with the Nazis and for betraying French resistance workers to the Nazis, he was released last March because of his age and failing health. In 1936 he served eight months in jail for writing an article urging the assassination of Leon Blum which was considered responsible for an attack on Blum by Maurras’ followers.

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