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Jews of Czechoslovakia to Declare Selves As of Jewish Nationality for Annual Census

The Czechoslovakian government today issued a decree that permits Jews to declare themselves of the Jewish nationality while other inhabitants of the country will have to register their nationality according to their mother tongue in the forthcoming national population census which is to be taken December 1.

This privilege removes the fear that the Jews will be unable to declare themselves of the Jewish nationality. In the 1921 census only 181,000 Jews were reported while 365,000 declared themselves of the Jewish nationality and but 80,000 reported Yiddish or Hebrew as their mother tongue.

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