Jews to Be Expelled from All Slovak Towns over 5,000 Population

Jews will be evacuated from practically all places in Slovakia where they have been living for ages, under a new decree issued by the Slovak Government barring Jews from living in towns with more than 5,000 population. The decree which appears in the newspaper Slovak, reaching here today, means that Jews will be expelled from Bratislava, Tranava, Presove, Piscany, Novomesto, Zilina, Rusenbrok. Mikulas and about 20 smaller towns. Already in the neighborhood of some of the larger towns Jews have been crowded into barracks, formerly occupied by Gypsies.

The Slovak clergy intervened in behalf of the Jews, trying to secure humanization of the measure, the newspaper Grenzbote reveals in an article attacking such interference. The paper declares that it welcomes complete “dejudaisation of Slovak towns, breaking the last link connecting Jews with the Slovak population.”

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