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Lithuanian Jewish Families to Be Ousted by Church Building

Thirty-five Jewish families in Slobodka, the seat of Jewish learning in Lithuania, who make a living from gardening, are facing ruin in view of a decision to expel them from their land and houses which have been in their families for more than a century. The expulsion is threatened because it is intended to erect a church on the land. The Jews have appealed to President Smetena who has promised to consider the matter.