ca. 1940

Law issued by Vichy government [Vichy France] [Unconfirmed]

Commentary from other sources:
1) “On August 27, 1940, the Vichy government annulled a decree of April 21, 1939, that punished slander and libel ‘toward a group of people who belonged by origin to a particular religion,’ thus providing a ‘legal’ basis for its subsequent anti-Jewish legislation.”
Dawidowicz, Lucy S.: “The War Against the Jews: 1933-1945.” Online book (1975) p. 436