Jewish Community in Essen Regains Its Pre-nazi Status
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Jewish Community in Essen Regains Its Pre-nazi Status

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The Jewish community of Essen, in the Ruhr, has regained its pre-Nazi status as a corporation under public law. This status, which is enjoyed by the churches of all major denominations, confers certain fiscal advantages and makes it possible to levy church taxes.

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