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Lithuania Liquidates Jewish Ministry

October 26, 1923
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The Lithuanian Government is gradually liquidating the de factor Jewish Ministry, it is learned on the basis of the estimates for 1924. In this budget the sum of 12,000 Lit, slightly above a thousand dollars, has been allocated for the Jewish Ministry for the coming year. This, it is pointed out, will suffice to pay the salary of only a second rate secretary, the ambitious Ministry thus being reduced to the skeleton of a secretariat. All departments attached to the Ministry are being closed, while the Jewish Minister himself remains a member of the Cabinet without a portfolio.

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