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Conference of European Parliament Members Discuss National Minorities Problem

August 26, 1924
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The question of National Minorities in eastern Europe was broadly discussed in the conference of deputies and members of parliament of the various European countries which is now taking place here. The question received much attention owing to the initiative of Rabbi Nurock, member of the Lithuanian Parliament.

In his address on the subject, Rabbi Nurock pointed out the difference between the Jewish question and all other national minorities in Eastern European countries. All other national minorities, he stated, was of a territorial character and a question to be dealt with locally. The Jewish National Minority in the various countries has to territorial character, but is mainly a question of satisfying the cultural and religious needs of a dispersed population. The only efficient and guaranteed way of solving this problem is, in the opinion of Rabbi Nurock, that the League of Nations continues to exercize its influence in the protection of the rights of this national minority. The argument of Rabbi Nurock met with approval in many circles of the conference.

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