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Synagogues are rapidly disappearing in western Czechoslovakia, according to reports received by the London-based International Council of Jews from Czechoslovakia. Only three synagogues are operational in Bohemia–two in Prague and one in Decin (Teschen). Another eight prayer houses function only during the High Holydays. In Moravia, the Council reported, there are no fully operational synagogues. Religious services are limited to five prayer houses in the region.