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  • Jewish Slave Laborers Executed by Germans in Estonia Before Hasty Retreat

    British correspondents taken from Moscow to Tallin, the capital of liberated Estonia, today cabled details of German mass-murder of Jewish slave laborers two days before the Germans retreated from Tallin. The correspondents spoke to a few of the twenty Jews who escaped extermination because of the German haste in leaving the city. The survivors described… More ▸

  • Bill to Alter Status of Minorities Withdrawn in Estonia

    The Government has withdrawn the bill providing for a change in the status of minorities. The Jewish minority will continue to enjoy full cultural autonomy. The Jewish Cultural Board has applied to General Laidoner, the Army chief, to permit correspondence with persons abroad in Yiddish, in addition to Estonian, Latvian, Finnish, Swedish, Russian, English, French… More ▸

  • Russians, Jews, Swedes Would Send Joint Delegate to Estonian Council

    Russians, Jews and Swedes would elect a joint minorities representative to the State Council under a project submitted to the Estonian Parliament. The election committee would be composed of four Russians, two Jews and two Swedes. The election will be held in March if the bill is adopted by Parliament. More ▸

  • Refugees Stranded in Lithuania by Travel Curbs Imposed by Sweden, Estonia

    Refugees from Poland, Germany and Czecho-Slovakia, including holders of valid visas for the United States, are stranded in Lithuania as result of an announcement made here by the Swedish Navigation Company and Swedish airlines that they will carry no passengers of Polish, German and Czech nationalities if they are of military age, that is between… More ▸

  • Estonia Bars Jewish Refugees

    No more Jewish refugees from Austria and Germany will be admitted to Estonia, according to an interview with Estonian minister of Welfare O. Kask published here. The Jewish problem becomes acute only in countries where the small number of Jews strongly influences economic life, the Minister declared. More ▸

  • Jews Lose Representation in Estonian Parliament

    The Jews will not be represented in the new Estonian Parliament since Acting President Konstantin Paets is not appointing any Jewish members and the Jews have declined to participate with the Germans in an electoral committee to nominate one representative of the national minorities. According to the electoral law, the committee is supposed to consist… More ▸

  • Economic Lot of Estonia’s 5,000 Jews Seen Much Improved

    IMPROVED POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC CONDITIONS IN THIS COUNTRY ARE MARKEDLY REFLECTED IN THE POSITION OF THE 5,000 JEWS IN THE LAND. WITH THE ROUTING OF THE ESTONIAN FASCIST MOVEMENT – THE SO-CALLED “FIGHTERS FOR FREEDOM” – ANTI-SEMITIC AGITATION, WHICH FOR A SHORT PERIOD LAST YEAR CAUSED DEEP CONCERN TO THE JEWISH COMMUNITY, HAS, TO ALL… More ▸

  • Jew Named to Estonia’s Upper House for First Time

    Heinrich Gutkin, vice-president of the Jewish Community, was appointed today to the Upper Chamber of Parliament by presidential decree. It is the first time the Jews have has direct representation in the upper house, which consists of 40 members ten of whom are appointed by the President. More ▸