By Trevor Nevitt Dupuy
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To the horror of the Allies, the policies of Aryanization and anti-Semitism 38 occupied europe adopted were not forced upon the French by Nazi pressure but were home-grown. In both occupied France and the unoccupied zone, anti-Jewish laws were enforced zealously. The Vichy government passed 143 laws and actes reglementaires against Jews. As early as 3 October 1940, Vichy promulgated the first statute on the Jews, without any German pressure. This statute excluded Jews from public office and set a limit on their numbers in the professions.
Many Americans regarded the attack as an example of dastardly behaviour on the part of the Japanese, who had not declared war. Roosevelt echoed the sentiments of most Americans when he declared, in Congress the following day, that 7 December 1941 was ‘a date that will live in infamy’. On 8 December 1941, Roosevelt asked Congress to recognize that a state of war existed between the USA and Japan. Even then, Roosevelt did not ask Congress to declare war on Germany, but waited until 11 December, when Hitler declared war on the USA.
On 4 October 1940, foreign Jews (mainly from Eastern Europe or refugees from Germany and Austria) were placed in camps. From October 1940, all Jews had to register their name, profession, nationality, and address at their local police station. The census (or, more correctly, the death file) was called the Tulard dossier after Andre Tulard, the French civil servant in charge of the operation. By May 1942, all Jews in the occupied zone had to wear a yellow star. In July 1942, mass arrests began. The first 27,388 people arrested were chosen from the Tulard dossier.