Salonica (Jun. 21)
Impressed by the poverty and misery of the Jewish population in Salonica, the Minister of Interior, M. Kyros, now on a visit here, decided on the spot today to allocate a substantial sum of money for the immediate repair of the houses in the slum district where the poorest part of the Jewish population resides.
The Minister also announced that the government would provide further assistance for the improvement of conditions in the Jewish slums in Salonica.
In a statement to the press, Minister of Agriculture Theotokis, expressed the hope that the decline of the Jewish population in Salonica is only temporary.
“I know what Spain lost by expelling the Jews, and what Greece has to gain by retaining the Jews,” the Minister said. “I am glad to see the Jews of Greece rapidly assimilated in the life of our country.”
Minister Theotokis emphasizes that it is the program of the Greek government to assist in every way the complete assimilation of the Jews in Greece.