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Prague Government Orders Release of Detained Carpathian Jews; Situation Eased

Central government authorities here today ordered provincial officials to release all Carpathian Jews who have been detained for deliver, to Soviet repatriation offices in Czechoslovakia. The officials were also instructed not to force Carpathian Jews to register with Soviet repatriation offices, if these Jews produce documents proving that they have applied for Czechoslovak citizenship.

The new orders have resulted in halting the panic which prevailed among Carpathian Jews in Czechoslovakia. Jewish leaders here, however, still consider the situation serious.

The Home Ministry today published regulations providing that Jews in Czechoslovakia who declared themselves of “Jewish nationality” in the census of 1931 may be entered in the electoral register for the forthcoming national elections, if they now state they are of Slavonic nationality.