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Communists Celebrate Synagogue Confiscation

September 21, 1926
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Brodsky’s Synagogue of Kiev, the largest synagogue in the Ukraine, was officially turned into an artisans’ club yesterday when the Kiev Soviet handed the keys of the synagogue to the management of the artisans’ club.

To celebrate this event, groups of Jewish artisans and workingmen demonstrated before the Soviet building, expressing their gratitude for the action of the Communist authorities. The red flag was raised over the synagogue building, indicating that it has become a building housing a Communist institution. A special committee was appointed to take over the property belonging to the synagogue.

The Kehillah has lodged a protest against its being turned into a purely religious community.

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