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Benes Pledges Jewish Rights in Post-war Czechoslovakia

July 22, 1941
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Jewish rights in a post-war Czechoslovakia will be secured in the same way as those of all other citizens, a delegation from the Union of Orthodox Jews of Czechoslovakia was told today by Eduard Benes, President of the Czechoslovakian government in-exile.

The history of the Czechoslovakian republic, asserted Benas, was a guarantee that its citizens of all faiths will be afforded the opportunity to assist on equal terms in the rebuilding of their common homeland.

The delegation congratulated President Benes on the British Government’s recent recognition of the Czechoslovakian Government in London. Jewish representation in Czech government bodies was discussed by the delegation during a general parley on the continued progress being made in the Government’s work. Benes assured the delegation that full and sympathetic consideration would be given to the views they had expressed.

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