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All Parties in Berlin Urge City to Build Jewish Center

All three political parties represented in the lower house of the Berlin municipal legislature proposed jointly yesterday that the city build a Jewish center for the local Jewish community.

The building would be a cultural center located on the site of the destroyed Fasanen-strasse Synagogue and would constitute a form of restitution for Jewish institutions razed by the Nazis. The motion, offered by the Social Democrats, Christian Democratic Union and Free Democrats, will be discussed at a coming meeting of the lower house and political observers expect it to pass.