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The most decisive action yet taken against the Central Union of German Citizens of the Jewish Faith is the complete dissolution of the Union in Thuringia, ordered by the Thuringian Government over the week-end.

The official statement by the Thuringian Government announcing the dissolution also takes issue with the rumors which it alleges had been spread abroad regarding projected pogroms in Thuringia. The communique declares that “following a report spread abroad regarding a Thuringian pogrom on Jews, the Government condemns this as lies and libels, as if pogroms could ever occur in Germany. The Government is determined to protect all of foreign race or origin, but suspects the Central Union of responsibility for the circulation of this false information abroad. It, therefore, orders the dissolution of the Central Union all over Thruringia.” The communique proceeds to say that since the Central Union, with its Talmudic writings is harmful to Germany, all its publications are to be confiscated, and their import into Thuringia from other parts of Germany is prohibited.

It is understood that the Central Union contemplates making representations to the authorities of the Reich for the removal of the ban on the Union’s publications in Thuringia.

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