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National Day Against Racism and Anti-semitism Observed in France

June 13, 1956
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Some 1,500 delegates from hundreds of French organizations gathered here today to participate in the eighth annual National Day Against Racism and Anti-Semitism and adopted a resolution decrying racial discrimination in Algeria. The observance was headed by Leon Lyon-Caen, first honorary president of the French Court of Appeals.

The resolution, aimed against the revival of racism and anti-Semitism, demanded that specific actions be taken to offset hated propaganda, including an educational program. The resolution charged that racist elements “are betting on the gravity of the Algerian situation. as a source which will support hatred and racial discrimination both on the side of Europeans and the indigenous populations.”

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