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5 Yiddish Papers Affected by Brazilian Ban

Five Yiddish newspapers are among the foreign-language publications affected by the decree of President Getulio Vargas ordering such periodicals to change into the Portuguese language within six months. The reason for the decree, it was stated, is to hasten the assimilation of foreign-born groups. For the past year foreign-language publications have been obliged to publish Portuguese translations alongside all material in the foreign language.