Communists Are Urged to Speak Yiddish at Jewish Gatherings in Ukraine

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Members of the Communist party who are able to speak Yiddish must address Jewish meetings in this language, according to a decision of the control commission of the Communist party in the district of Proskurov.

The decision was the result of complaints submitted by Jewish artisans. The artisans accused Jewish communist leaders of neglecting to employ the Yiddish language when asked to do so. They related an incident when a Communist speaker was asked to address the gathering in Yiddish because many in the audience were unable to understand Russian. The speaker replied that those who did not understand Russian might leave the hall.

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