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Writers Ostracize Novelist Because of Communistic Views

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

David Bergelson, well known Yiddish novelist, arrived here on a lecture tour of the Baltic states. The subject of his lectures is the Jewish colonization in Soviet Russia.

Several prominent Jewish writers in Latvia refused to attend a banquet given in his honor here last Sunday.

Mr. Bergelson, who at one time was an opponent of Communism, recently attracted wide altention in Central Europe and in the Jewish press in the United States by his declaration that he had cha###ged his views and is now in favor of Communism.