September 5, 1941 This Day in Jewish History / France Recruits 'Science’ to Help 'Spot the Jew’

The ‘Jew and France’ exhibit had one major snag: While purporting to highlight unique 'Jewish features,’ it claimed they were insidiously 'passing’ as Frenchmen.

comments Print
On September 5, 1941, the exhibition “La Juif et la France” (The Jew and France) opened to the Parisian public. The pseudoscientific show, which took up two floors at the Palais Berlitz, was meant to educate...