Slovakian Jews Threatened by Sunday Closing Law

The livelihood of hundreds of Jewish merchants is threatened as the result of a compulsory Sunday closing law promulgated in Slovakia today. A similar ordinance is in vogue in the Czech region of the country. The presence of minister of trade Matusek in Bratislava today was utilized by a delegation of Jewish merchants who waited on him.

They pointed out that aside from the economic hardships the law would work because of its effect on the general population it would also mean that the Jews would have to keep their places of business open on Saturday. Matusek promised to consider the request, particularly since the economic argument may make it necessary to reconsider the compulsory Sunday closing laws in other parts of Czecho-Slovakia.

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