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PRAGUE (Reuter) - A Czechoslovak weekly newspaper which caused an uproar by printing a list of Jews active in the country's cultural life will suspend publication, the Prosecutor General's Office said yesterday.

Politika, which printed the list in its latest edition, prompted alarm among Czechoslovakia's small Jewish community and drew bitter condemnation from prominent citizens, including the former president, Vaclav Havel.

'This is exactly what used to be written (in 1930s Germany) and what then led to concentration camps,' Mr Havel said.