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Slovakian Minister Hits Jewish Agency, Hias and JDC As Spies

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The Slovakian Minister of Interior has accused three international Jewish organizations of “acting against Czechoslovakia on the directives of a foreign intelligence service,” it was reported here.

The accusation was made by Maj. Gen. Egyd Pepich in a speech to a plenary session of the Slovak Communist Party In Bratislava. He alleged that the Jewish Agency, the Joint Distribution Committee and United Hias Service were “gathering information about life in Czechoslovakia, organizing emigration from Czechoslovakia” and generally acting against Czech interests through their offices in Vienna.

Vienna is a way station for Jewish refugees from Poland and Czechoslovakia. The Jewish Agency assists those emigrating to Israel and Hias, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, assists migrants to other countries. JDC is a world-wide relief organization.

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