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Lithuania Protests Label of “anti-semitic” by Weizmann

The Lithuanian Government registered yesterday a formal protest against a statement before the Royal Commission in Jerusalem last November by Dr. Chaim Weizmann, president of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, in which he allegedly listed Lithuania among anti-Semitic countries.

Interior Minister Julius Caplikas, declaring his Government “feels insulted” at the statement, said in a memorandum to the press:

“On behalf of the Government, I declare that this has made a deep impression upon public opinion and Government circles in Lithuania, since under no circumstances is it justified to list us among countries where official anti-Semitism prevails; for Jews in Lithuania enjoy formal and actual equality, Jewish organizations receive Government subsidy and the Government reacts promptly against irresponsible elements attempting to stimulate anti-Jewish riots.”