Anti-Semitic flyers distributed in French town

Notices call on locals to ‘drive out the Jews’ from small town near Lyon

JTA — Authorities in the French town of Aix-les-Bains near Lyon have reportedly received numerous complaints about anti-Semitic flyers disseminated in letterboxes.

The tracts refer to Jews as “the main people responsible for the decadence of the White People and the invasion of sub-races” and were signed by the Church of Wotan, a west Germanic god.

A number of complaints have been made to the police, and an investigation is ongoing, the website of the regional edition of the France 3 television channel reported on Oct. 25.

The text, which the report characterized as reminiscent of Nazi propaganda, announced: “Here, at Aix-les-Bains, we shall create the structure for the French racial resistance,” and called on readers to “drive out the Jews who pollute the television, the radio and the cinema.”

Aix-les-Bains is home to an Orthodox Jewish community centered around a prominent yeshiva. Approximately 1,000 Jews live in the town, according to the European Jewish Congress.

Several residents have complained to police and to city authorities, the report said. The first messages appeared on Oct. 22.

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