On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the emancipation
of the Jews of France, I hereby confirm to you the policy of liberated
France towards all Frenchmen.
The famous decree concerning the emancipation of the
Jews of France, as well as the Proclamation of the Rights of Man and
Citizens, is still in effect and cannot be repealed by the men of Vichy.
In fact, we consider the changes made to the Constitution
and to French Law by the so-called Vichy Government, whose origins and
actions are unconstitutional and illegal, to be null and void.
LIBERATED FRANCE, which, respects the Constitution
and the Laws of the Republic wherever it exerts power, is determined
to restore, once victory is achieved, the equality - in dignity and
in deed - of all of the citizens on French soil.