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Soviet Union Restores House of Worship to Talinn Jews After World Protests

World public opinion, outraged at the confiscation of the only synagogue in Talinn, capital of Estonia, has forced Soviet authorities there to restore to the Jews of that city a place where they can worship, it was learned here today. However, the site is a small, wooden hut on the outskirts of Talinn, which still has a Jewish population of 4, 500.

Talinn’s Jewish community was for many years one of the most notable in East Europe. Two years ago, the Soviet authorities there seized the old synagogue at 23 Kretsvaltseh Street. Since that news had reached the Western press, many protests against the action had been sent to Moscow and to Talinn.