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Citizenship of Czech Jews Desiring to Emigrate to Palestine Secure, Minister Says

The citizenship of Czech Jews and those seeking to emigrate to Palestine is in no danger of being revoked, Interior Minister Vaclav Nosek told a press conference here. He added that the citizenship status of Jews who had registered as of German nationality before the war was inviolable unless the Jews were “Germanized.”

He also announced that come 2,000 Jews had voluntarily registered for emigration to Germany. Jewish circles here questioned his figures, asserting that they believed that there were only a few hundred persons who were half-Jews who desired to leave. These persons, they pointed out, had lived as non-Jews for many years and were considered Jews only under the Nazi Nuremberg racial laws.