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Vienna Kehillah Asks Government Subsidies for Religion and Culture

November 27, 1928
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The Government of the Republic of Austria stands committed to the principle that it is obliged to include in the budget sums for the support of Jewish religious and cultural institutions, but it is seeking advice on the size of the allocations and the beneficiaries to be selected.

The demand was formulated in a memorandum presented to Chancellor Seipel by the praesidium of the Vienna Kehillah. The Kehillah demanded that the subsidies be made in proportion to the needs, and the numerical strength of the Jewish population.

Chancellor Seipel, accepting in principle the demand of the Kehillah, promised to make a definite reply after he will have consulted the respective government organs concerning the size of the allocations and the method to be employed.

Leaders of the Vienna Kehillah are confident that the subsidies will be included in the budget for 1929.

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