A Jewish Brigadier General, Joseph Katz, was named today as commanding officer for all French forces in the Oran district in Algeria.
General Katz, a Paris-born officer, was active in the French resistance movement during the Nazi occupation of France. He will now have the task of keeping order in one of Algeria’s most delicate areas, where Moslems and Jews have met repeatedly in bloody clashes.
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