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Czech Cabinet Urges Legalization of Jewish Marriages Performed Under Nazi Regime

The draft of a law legalizing religious and common-law marriages which took place at the Theresienstadt concentration camp during the Nazi occupation has been submitted by the cabinet to parliament, it was reported here today.

Under the proposed legislation, which also includes a section giving marital rights to fiancees of men who died in concentration camps, the wife of such a union would be entitled to all social and legal rights of a woman married under the provisions of the civil law. Children of the union would also have all rights including that of their father’s name and inheriting his property.