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Religious Leaders Concerned over Upbringing of Jewish Refugee Children by Missionaries

August 13, 1941
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Jewish religious leaders here expressed their concern today at a meeting of the Federation of Czechoslovakian Jews over the fact that 200 Jewish refugee children from Czechoslovakia are still being taken care of by the Barbican Mission. The children fled from Czechoslovakia to England before the outbreak of the war.

It was pointed out at a meeting that the children may be estranged from the Jewish faith if their prolonged Christian religious education continues. The missionaries, however, declare that the parents of the children agreed they should remain under the care of the Barbicans in England.

The meeting decided to carefully investigate the present situation of the children. An investigation of their spiritual welfare, begun at the request of the Jewish community leaders in Prague, was broken off at the beginning of the war.

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