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Confiscation of Jewish Property in Slovakia Estimated in Millions of Crowns

Information from Slovakia reaching Czechoslovak authorities here today estimate that Jewish houses valued at 1,200,000,000 crowns have been confiscated up until now by the Nazi-controlled Slovakian government. In addition, 15,000 Jewish estates in 150 communities were ceded to Slovak peasants.

The same report says that Jews in Slovakia have so far lost 400,000,000 crowns of their yearly income as a result of the anti-Jewish laws providing for the dismissal of Jewish employees from “Aryanized” enterprises and limiting the salaries of Jewish employees in Jewish establishments.

The total income of Jews employed in both public and private enterprises is now only 50,000,000 crowns annually, it was announced in the Slovak parliament by M. Sokol, its chairman, according to the Gardista, Hlinka Guard organ, which reached here today. The state revenue from Jewish businesses which have been “Aryanized” will amount to 60,000,000 crowns annually, Sokol stated.