Nazi intrigue in the Baltic states, particularly in Estonia, where there is a strong German minority, has led to strict control of schools operated by minority groups, and has had its repercussions in Jewish circles here.
Some time ago authorities discovered that a number of Nazis had been elected members of the Estonian school council and that they were working hand-in-hand with an illegal Nazi organization called “The Baltic Brotherhood.” Estonian schools were being flooded with Nazi propaganda. An official investigation made by the government resulted in the installation of State officials to supervise minority schools.
JEWS TREATED WELL
In the main the position of the Jews is unchanged. In official circles there is no anti-Semitism at all. The population as a whole is not favorable to anti-Semitic propaganda. One newspaper, which published anti-Semitic articles, was heavily fined. When the government issued a limited number of licenses for the import of English textiles, Jewish merchants received some.
Jewish enrollment in the university has grown this year, owing to an influx of foreign students, mostly from Latvia, where difficulties are placed in their way by university officials.
A. class in Jewish sciences was opened at the university and has proven popular with Jewish and non-Jewish students. Several non-Jewish professors, including Dr. A. Blumerincq and Dr. W. Andersonetc are giving courses. The Jewish Student Fund; which assists Jewish students financially, is very active this year, the sixtieth year of its existence.
Sir Moses Montefiore long cherished the idea of establishing agricultural colonies in Palestine.