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Salonica Jews Get 2% of City Welfare Allocation

July 30, 1928
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

In a budget of 105,000,000 drachmas, the Municipality of Salonica allocates over 15,000,000 for charity. Although the Jews, according to the lestest census, represent twenty-eight per cent of the total population, numbering 70,000, out of a total population of 252,000 souls, their charitable institutions receive only 350,000 drachmas from the City, about two per cent of the total allocation. Two years ago the city contributed for Jewish requirements a sum of 750,000 drachmas.


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