Lithuania Prohibits Jewish Immigration
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Lithuania Prohibits Jewish Immigration

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Minister of Interior S. Leonas declared today that Lithuania would not tolerate pretensions of foreign Jews and accordingly would not permit future entry of Jewish immigrants. In a statement published in a Government organ, Colonel Leonas assured that the Government would treat minorities tolerantly and sought to meet the cultural and social requirements of the Jews as the largest minority.

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