No Jewish Question, Yugoslavia Declares; Discourages Entry of Refugees
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No Jewish Question, Yugoslavia Declares; Discourages Entry of Refugees

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Constantin Fotitch, Minister of Yugoslavia, in an interview with a representative of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency concerning the situation of the Jews in Yugoslavia today, pointed to the statement made by Dr. Anton Koroshetz, Minister of Interior, in a speech delivered at Crensovci, as representing the official view of the Yugoslav Government toward the Jewish problem. This statement reads as follows:

“Though Yugoslavia has a Jewish population of 70,000, it has — and we can all bear witness to that — No Jewish question.

“Yugoslavia is among those rare countries which are undisturbed by that question. That is the best proof that here the Jews enjoy the full protection of the law, that they are treated as equals.

“As regards the settling of Jewish new-arrivals from other countries, we adhere to the principle that no country in the world can today wish to see an augmentation of hep minorities.”

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