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Grynszpan Asks Permission to Fight for France

September 8, 1939
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Herschel Grynszpan, youthful Jewish refugee whose assassination of a German Embassy official touched off last November’s pogroms in Germany, today applied for permission to join the French Army as a volunteer.

From the jail cell where he is lodged pending trial, Grynszpan wrote to the Ministry of Justice: “In these tragic hours I apply for your permission to give my blood as a volunteer in the ranks of the French front fighters.”

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