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Jewish Communities Conference in Latvia Prohibited by Minister of Interior

The Minister of the Interior has withdrawn the permission given by the Ministry last month for holding a Conference of the Jewish Communities in Latvia in September.

The Minister declares that the Jewish Communities are not recognised as official institutions, and therefore cannot hold conferences.

The Conference was to have considered the position of the Jews in Latvia, the position of the Jewish social credit institutions and their expansion, social aid and cultural work among Latvian Jewry, and the position of the existing Jewish Communities and the formation of new communities. The Conference was also to have elected a Jewish National Council for Latvia.