Dwinsk Jewish Merchants Menaced by Proposed Law
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Dwinsk Jewish Merchants Menaced by Proposed Law

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If the decision of the Dwinsk municipality is not vetoed by the government, Dwinsk Jewish merchants will be compelled to keep their shops closed 233 days each year.

The municipality, in ordering compulsory Sunday observance also agreed to compulsory observance of Protestant and Greek Orthodox holidays in order to insure the support of the Russian minority for the projected law.

The municipality debate on the Sunday observance law turned into a vigorous attack against the Jews. The entire Jewish population was accused of being Communist and of deliberately antagonizing Christian people.

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