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Bavarian Parliament Reinstates Subsidy for Jewish Communities

The Bavarian parliament has again appropriated $57,000 for each of the next two fiscal years, as a subsidy to the congregations affiliated with the Bavarian Association of Jewish Communities.

In taking this action, parliament overruled a governmental recommendation to slash the subsidies to $18,000 this year and to discontinue them altogether in 1956. The total amount of all subsidies, which at present make up the biggest slice of communal revenue, will eventually be deducted from the compensation owed by the state to the communities for synagogues destroyed in the November 1938 pogroms.