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Polish Sejm Votes for Passport System

October 25, 1923
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Notwithstanding the opposition of deputies representing the minority ### groups, in particular that of deputies Gruenbaum and Prilutzky, the Polish Sejm adopted with a majority upon its first reading a bill providing for the introduction of a compulsory passport law.

The Jewish deputies protested that the proposed passport system is aimed against the few hundred thousand citizens belonging to the minority nationalities whose citizenship continues to be questioned despite their residence in Poland. They urged that the right of domicile of these citizens be recognized once and for all and that the citizens belonging to the non-Polish nationalities should not be exposed to discriminatory passport laws.

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