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Czech Govt. Confiscaies Property Restored to Jewish Owner After Workers

A factory which had been restored to ### Bear, a Czech Jew who fled the Nazis during the war, was taken over by the government during the week-end following a strike by workers in the entire Warnsdorf district of Bohemia, where the plant is situated. The strikers insisted that Bear had engaged before the war in “Germanization” of Czech industry.

The industrialist, who was attacked in the streets and was taken into “protective custody,” has been released. His lawyers apartment was stormed by a mob. It is reported that Bear was summoned to the local government office and given ten minutes to sell his property to the government.

At an extraordinary meeting of the Council of Jewish Communities here, both Bear’s arrest and the confiscation of his property were protested.

Five hundred Polish Jewish orphans left for France this week-end to begin training as chalutzim. The children were accompanied by an escort provided by the Joint Distribution Committee.

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