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Jewish Ministry in Lithuania Remains, Minister Asserts

December 13, 1923
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Dr. S. Rosenbaum, Minister for Jewish Affairs in Lithuania, interviewed on arrival here declared the reports of the liquidation of the Jewish Ministry were untrue. Some of the Ministries’ activities were transferred to the National Council of Lithuanian Jews, but this was done for legal reasons, he asserted.

The failure of the Lithuanian Sejm to ratify the minorities’ rights clause was of no significance, Dr. Rosenbaum declared, except as a legal point. The League of Nations has accepted the view that the Government declaration safeguarding minority rights has come into force and the ratification by the Sejm was not imperative.

Minister Rosenbaum has come here in order to inform the Jewry of Western Europe regarding the economic, ### political and cultural situation of Lithuanian Jewry.

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