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Austrian Jews Appeal to Supreme Court for Proper Government Subsidies

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The Government of Austria will be asked to accord the Jewish community the full amount of state support to which the Jewish communal institutions in the Republic are entitled under the constitution and the International Peace Treaty.

A decision to this effect was taken by the Vienna Kehillah. If necessary the case will be brought to the highest tribunal in the land. The Austrian Government makes an annual allotment of 17,000,000 schilling toward the institutions of the Catholic Church. A subsidy is granted, although of a smaller amount to the Evangelical Church. The Jewish communal and religious institutions receive only 500 schilling, given by the Government toward the Rabbinical Seminary here. The petition which was drawn up points out that the impoverished Jewish communities in Austria are in no wise in a position to cover the continuously rising deficits of the Kehillah in its manifold social and cultural work.

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