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July 26, 1979
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The announcement by the Jewish-owned Placette chain of stores that it would hold a one-day sale of “Granny Smith” apples, the profits to be donated to help Vietnamese refugees, drew a protest from the Swiss Socialist Party and a colorful comment in the local press. The Socialists objected because the apples are imported from South Africa. One newspaper wrote, “Black apples sold by whites to help the yellows.”

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