Jun. 6, 1942

“Decree No. 1301” issued by Chief of State of Vichy France Philippe Petain [Vichy France]: “Decree No. 1301 of June 6, 1942 regulating, in respect of the Jews, the professions of actor, film or opera. We, Marshal of France, head of the French state…The state council…Decree: Art. 1st The Jews cannot hold a job in theater arts, in films or in any shows, or give vocal or instrumental concerts or participate only if they meet any of the provisions laid down in Article 3 of the Act of June 2, 1941 or if they were allowed because of their artistic merit… Art. 2 The Jews affected by the ban as a result of the preceding article shall, within two months from the publication of this order, cease exercising their profession… Art. 4 The Head of Government…is responsible [for] the execution of this decree, to be published in the Official Gazette of the French state. Done at Vichy, June 6, 1942. PH. Petain.” [Editor’s note: Original webpage is in French, Google translation was used on 7/22/2012 to change text to English.]
“Une des lois anti-Semites de Vichy.” No author, Accessed online 7/22/2011 ADD RESEARCHER