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Governor Bans Subsidy to Brest-litovsk Yiddish School

The subsidy granted by the municipality of Brest-Litovsk to the local Yiddish school was countermanded today by the governor of the district despite the fact that the school has a government license. At first the governor even refused to approve of the subsidy for all Jewish schools in Brest-Litovsk which amounts to 30,000 zlotys. He finally consented, however, to permit the subsidy for the Orthodox Hebrew schools but under no circumstance would he approve of the grant to the Yiddish school.

The governor bases his action on the charge that the Yiddish school is opposed to the government. He also sought to obtain the return of a few hundred zlotys already granted the school. The Brest-Litovsk municipality is planning a protest to the central authorities in Warsaw.

The governor’s action with regard to Brest-Litovsk has its counterpart in reports from other cities where the government is using pressure to suppress the Jewish schools in an endeavor to compel the Jewish children to attend the Polish schools, which is contrary to the Minorities treaties.

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