L’éviction des médecins juifs dans la France de Vichy, par Henri Nahum
The exclusion of Jewish doctors in the Vichy State of France, by Henri Nahum
As early as the summer of 1940, the Vichy government promulgates laws concerning the Jewish doctors. Besides the hospital professors and doctors, already excluded, these laws concern doctors of foreign origin, almost all of them being Jewish, who must immediately stop their practice. A year later, a "numerus clausus" restricts to 2% the number of doctors allowed to practice, be they naturalized or of French origin. On the whole, these measures are enforced unwaningly by the Council of the Medical Association, under the strict supervision of the General Commission for Jewish matters. Some examples of individual carreers are a testimoly as to how the Jewish doctors responded to the laws of exclusion.