Slovak Government Begins Sale of Land Confiscated from Jews
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Slovak Government Begins Sale of Land Confiscated from Jews

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The “Land Reform” office of the puppet Slovakian government has begun allotting agricultural holdings confiscated from Jews to local municipalities, which have been instructed to sell the land at auction before October 1, it is reported in Bratislava newspapers received here today. The papers say that demobilized soldiers will be given the first opportunity to purchase the land. About 5,000 or 6,000 acres have already been parceled out and an additional 11,000 acres will be sold shortly, the reports say.

One of the newspapers, the Gardista, demands that all the Jews remaining in the country be placed under close supervision, if transportation difficulties make it impossible to deport them at the present time. It warns persons friendly to Jews that “they are greatly mistaken” if they think the Jews will protect them if the situation in the country changes, “because they would certainly deport us.”

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