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Dp’s in Germany Now Permitted to Use Yiddish and Hebrew in International Mail

December 31, 1946
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Displaced Jews in Germany will be permitted to send mail in Yiddish and Hebrew out of Germany, it was revealed here today with the publication of a military government order permitting the use of all languages in international mail. Previously the military government had refused to pass Yiddish and Hebrew letters because it claimed that sufficient translators were not available for censorship.

Jewish leaders today hailed the announcement by a German theatre group that it would cancel a proposed production of Shakespeare’s “Merchant of Venice.” The Jewish Central Committee had protested to the troupe and to the military government that the German people were not yet “ready” for the play.

Although protests had been filed with military authorities throughout the rehearsals of the play, they refused to intervene. The players themselves decided to cancel showings. One of the German actors claimed that the troupe had been threatened and were afraid to perform.

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