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20 on Hunger Strike in Praha

Twenty Jews, 17 of them Polish and three German, have launched a hunger strike in the police prison in protest against their threatened expulsion from the country.

The authorities have declared themselves willing to release the Polish prisoners if the Polish Consulate recognizes their Polish citizenship, but the Consulate has so far refused to extend to them validity passports which would enable them to obtain residential permits. The Jewish Party and the HIAS-ICA Emigration Association are intervening in behalf of the imprisoned Jews.