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New Bill to Solve Problem of Citizenship for Refugee Jews in Czecho-slovakia

Thousands of Jews in Slovakia and Carpatho-Russia, hitherto deprived of citizenship, will be permitted to become citizens, if a bill introduced yesterday in the Czecho-Slovakian parliament by the Social-Democrats, the strongest party in the country, becomes law. The bill provides that anyone who has lived within the present boundaries of the Czecho-Slovak Republic since 1910 may become a citizen.

The Jewish members of parliament have offered an amendment to this bill by means of which all residents of Czecho-Slovakia since 1915 would be eligible for citizenship. This modification would enable the Jewish war refugees who came into Czecho-Slovakia to become citizens too.