Austria Orders Dissolution of Labor Groups

The Dollfuss government today ordered the immediate dissolution of the self-help organizations of the Jewish workers of Vienna. The authorities announced that the organizations were ordered disbanded as part of the campaign against all groups connected with the outlawed Social Democrats.

Immediately after the crushing of the Socialist party, the Dollfuss regime passed a law outlawing all Social Democrat organizations. The Poale Zion, Socialist Zionists and the Jewish work groups were at once ousted from the Vienna Jewish community and their mandates officially annulled. Mendel Singer, leader of the Poale Zion, and other Jewish Socialists, were arrested and released only recently.

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