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Hebrew Tarbuth School in Soroca Closed on Charge of Communist Propaganda to Be Reopened

The Hebrew High School conducted by the Tarbuth Organisation at Soroca, which was closed down by the authorities recently on the accusation that it was a nest of Communist propaganda, has been ordered to be reopened by the decision of the disciplinary court of the Ministry of Education.

When the Tarbuth Organisation and Deputy Landau, of the Jewish Parliamentary Club, made representations to the Minister of the Interior in February against the closing of the school, he ordered a second enquiry which confirmed the findings of the original order. The Minister of the Interior thereupon transferred the question to the disciplinary court of his Ministry. Chief Inspector of Education Ionescu, who appeared for the Prosecution, said that he wanted to make it clear that he had nothing but praise for the work of the Tarbuth in general, and that the Prosecution was not directed in any way against the Jewish population of Roumania or against the Tarbuth Organisation as such, but was solely against the heads of the Tarbuth School in Soroca. Dr. Mibashan and Dr. Rosenhaupt appeared for the defence. After an hour’s consultation, the court decided that there was no proof of Commurist propaganda in the school and it ordered that the school should be reopened, on condition that it observes the regulations laid down by the law.

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