Spanish Loyalists Reaffirm Pledge of Equality for Jews

THE OFFICIAL INFORMATION SERVICE, IN A COMMUNIQUE TODAY, REAFFIRMED THE SPANISH GOVERNMENT’S DETERMINATION TO PRESERVE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, CITIES IN THIS CONNECTION THE EXPERIENCES OF THE JEWISH COMMUNITY IN BARCELONA.

“THE JEWISH COMMUNITY IN BARCELONA,” THE COMMUNIQUE SAYS, VOLUNTARILY INTERRUPTED SERVICES IN ITS SMALL SYNAGOGUE ONLY DURING THE FIRST DAYS OF THE REVOLUTION. FOR MORE THAN A YEAR, SERVICES IN BARCELONA HAVE BEEN PROCEEDING WITHOUT INTERRUPTION. IF THE FORMER SYNAGOGUE ON CALLE PRINCIPEIN IADRID IS NOW CLOSED, THIS IS DUE TO THE FACT THAT THE FEW JEWS WHO RESIDED IN MADRID BEFORE THE OUTBREAK OF THE CIVIL WAR WERE MOSTLY FOREIGNERS AND HAVE NOW FORSAKEN THE CITY.”

THE COMMUNIQUE ALSO QUOTES THE STATEMENT OF JOSE MARIA SAMPRUM, SPANISH CHARGE D’AFFAIRES IN HOLLAND, IN WHICH HE SAID: “AFTER THE WAR, JEWS IN THE SPANISH REPUBLIC WILL ENJOY FULL FREEDOM AND EQUALITY. JEWISH IMMIGRATION TO SPAIN WILL DEPEND UPON THE INTERNATIONAL SITUATION AT THE END OF THE WAR.”

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