Anti-semitic Feeling in Soviet Russia Growing, Reports Declare

A confidential report of the Soviet Government, which has fallen into the ###ong anti-Semitic feeling is spreading to the Red army, although the Jews early fill administrative positions, states a despatch from Paris to the New York “Times.”

Reports received by anti-Soviet circles in Paris confirm recent statements starting through from Russia concerning the widespread troubles and the ###owing spirit of revolt among the ### and soldiers against the present Bolshevist chiefs and political leaders. Notably the army is said to # a great change of political feeling the despatch states.Red officers promoted in 1922, 1923 and 1924 are considered to show very ###satisfactory international opinions.The lower grade of officers, from the bank of Lieutenant to Major, are ? by the dream of a “great, powerful” Russia and show themselves easily amenable to anti-Bolshevist propaganda, according to the despatch.

The growth of anti-Semitic feeling in Soviet Russia is also reported in a despatch from Berlin to the “Jewish Daily Forward” of New York, by its Berlin correspondent, J. Leshtshinsky.

“I cabled to you some time ago excepts of an address by the prominent Bolshevik leader, Yuri Larin, continuing the anti-Semitic feeling among Soviet officials,” the correspondent ables.

“Now, the Moscow ‘Pravda’ published an article which confirms Larin’s opinion and portrays the growth of anti-Semitic tendencies in Russia.

“The ‘Pravda’ writes that the anti-Semitic tendency has reached such a degree that anti-Semitic speeches are men delivered at Communist meetings and the Communists do not protest ? the Jew-baiting remarks. The Pravda’ further states that it is impossible to remain indifferent to this problem and that this tendency must be ###mbatted.Speaking of the causes which have strengthened the anti-Semitic feeling a Russia, the ‘Pravda’ states that this is largely a result of the fight of the mate against private capital or, more correctly, of the rivalry between the government enterprises and private enterprises. In view of the alleged fact that the Jews are in the front ranks of the private manufacturers and trades, the hatred against Jewish capital has developed into a hatred against the Jews. The result is that the wave ? anti-Semitism has reached not only the Russian workers, but also many members of the Communist party,” the “Forward” correspondent cables.

William Bernstein, shoe manufacturer of New York City, died on Monday. He was born sixty-three years ago in New York and began ? career as a singer on the vaudeville stage.

Mr. Bernstein was a life member of the ? Lodge No. 1, a member of the Knights Pythias, Empire City Lodge of Masons and the Grand Street Boys’ Association.

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