Lith President Pledges Tolerance for Jews in Wilno
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Lith President Pledges Tolerance for Jews in Wilno

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President Antonas Smetona yesterday received Dr. Jacob Wygodski, Wilno Jewish leader, and assured him of tolerant, positive treatment of the Jews by the Government. Dr. Wygodski expressed the loyalty of the Wilno Jews to the Government.

The Government is spending 1,000,000 its monthly on refugee relief in Wilno, providing food, clothing and shelter.

Meanwhile, for the first time since 1928, all Zionist parties and organizations united under a joint leadership.

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