L’administration de l’Etat français et le statut des Juifs du 2 juin 1931, par Laurent Joly
The civil service of the French State and the status of the Jews of June 2nd 1941, by Laurent Joly
The setting up of the general commission for Jewish matters in the course of the spring 1941 entailed the promulgation of a new status for the Jews, and its impelmentation concerns more than 500 persons ( 3 000 had already been excluded following the status of October 1940 ), mainly subaltern servants, and brings to light quite various principles. While the General Commission aims at adjusting the antijewish politics of Vichy more uniformly and in accordance with the foundations of the antisemitism of the State -- inflexibility about the exclusion of the Jews, except the most deserving old soldiers and their families -- The services which were concerned had a more matter-of-fact and particular view of the problem, and enforce the law as their own interests and traditions command. As a result, this institutional confrontation favoured a tightening of the politics of exclusion, the largest services even took steps going further than what had to be enforced.