Belgian Jews Frame Code of Conduct for Refugees, Natives

A code of conduct for foreign and native Jews, in connection with the campaign for parliamentary elections on April 2, was issued today by the Foyer Israelite, organization headed by Dr. Max Gottschalk whose aim is to adopt Jewish immigrants to Belgian life.

Accompanied by an appeal to Belgian Jews to be mindful of their fatherland’s interests in voting for “parties of order,” the code: 1) Warns foreign Jews to abstain from actions that may be interpreted as interference in politics and not to attend public meetings even as observers; 2) demands that Yiddish placards be accompanied by French and Flemish texts; 3) recommends that foreign Jews do not speak foreign languages in streets, cafes and other public places.

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