Bulgarian Jews Form Cultural Unit in First Session Since 1952
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Bulgarian Jews Form Cultural Unit in First Session Since 1952

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Bulgarian Jews have formed a country-wide Jewish Cultural Organization, according to a report from Sofia in the latest issue, received here today, of Folkstimme, Yiddish-language newspaper published in Warsaw.

The Sofia dispatch reports that, for the first time since 1952, delegates from all of the Jewish communities in Bulgaria had convened at a Conference of Bulgarian Jewish Communities. In “lively” debates, the Sofia dispatch relates, both the existing Jewish Community Organization and the organization’s executive committee were criticized sharply by delegates who charged that many of the activities undertaken by the executive committee “were inadequate or came too late to meet the various problems” facing the Jews of the country. There is no hint in the dispatch, however, as to the nature of those problems.

The call for the formation of the country-wide Jewish Cultural Organization came, it appears from the dispatch, from the rank and file delegates. Representatives from all communities where Jewish communal activities are functioning were elected by the Sofia conference to membership in the new cultural organization.

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