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Jewish Community of Rawicz Appeal to Polish Government Against Posen District Governor’s Decree Orde

A deputation has arrived from the Jewish Community of Rawicz, in the province of Posen, to intervene with the Government against a decree of the Posen District Governor to seize the synagogue and other property belonging to the Community, on the ground that the majority of the members of the Rawicz Jewish Community have opted for Germany and have emigrated to Germany, basing his action on a decree which he issued in 1923 ordering the liquidation of the Community and calling for its entire property, including the synagogue and a number of dwelling houses, to be transferred to the City Council. The City Council has decided to convert the Beth Midrash into a Froebel School for the children of officers of the local garrison, and to evict the Jews living in the houses owned by the Community.

The deputation in its petition to the Government contends that the liquidation decree is illegal, because the Prussian law, which is still valid in the province of Posen, provides that a Jewish Community cannot be dissolved so long as there is a single member of the Community still living in the town.