Report Spanish Rebels Plan to Expel Jews
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Report Spanish Rebels Plan to Expel Jews

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Reports from Madrid today said the rebels had issued a proclamation declaring that when they came into power they would expel all the Jews from Spain.

In 1492, King Ferdinand of Spain expelled the entire Jewish population. The Republican Government had been encouraging repatriation of old Spanish Jewish families. Last June, 144 stateless Jewish families were granted Spanish citizenship under article 23 of the 1931 constitution, which provides:

“A law is to be passed to facilitate the acquisition of Spanish origin resident abroad.”

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