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Jewish Communities in Czecho-slovakia Dying Out: Sixteen Dissolved During Past Year Owing to Migrati

During the past year eleven Jewish Communities have been dissolved in Bohemia, which about ten years ago were flourishing centres of Jewish life. To-day there are no more Jews left in those places. In many of them the synagogue buildings have been taken over by the Supreme Council of Jewish Communities in Czecho-Slovakia to prevent them being converted into sports halls or cinemas.

In Slovakia, too, five small Jewish Communities ceased to exist during the past year for the same reason. In all cases the reasons given are the constant migration of Jews to the towns, and the falling birth rate and the rising rate of mortality.