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Lift Ban on Yiddish Language in Bessarabia

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The ban on the use of Yiddish at Jewish public gatherings in Bessarabia was lifted by a telegraphic order of the Central Government in Bucharest.

The ban was issued by the military authorities in Bessarabia. According to this order Jewish public gatherings had to be conducted only in Roumanian, as a result of which the entire social and political life of the Jewish community in Bessarabia ceased. A delegation representing the Jewish communities in Bessarabia, led by members of the Zionist Federation, appeared before the Minister of the Interior asking its abolition.