Vienna (Oct. 3)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
Political anti-Semitism the bitter foe of Jewry, responsible for the spread of prejudice and hatred in many countries in central and eastern Europe. will be fifty years old this autumn. Leaders of political anti-Semitism which had its cradle in Austria in 1877 are preparing to celebrate the ocasion by arranging public meetings are urging the spread of the doctrine of racial hatred. In articles appearing in the anti-Semitic press here, regret is expressed that political anti-Semitism found no fertile soil among the western democacies, particularly the United States, France, Italy and in England.
Anti-Jewish prejudice was given conrete expression in an organized form in 1877 when the Christlhich-Soziale Partiei, then called the League of Anti-Semites, was formed. The first anti-Semitic program on the political aena was formulaed in Austria in 1881 during the Reichsrat election campaign. Since then anti-Semitc parties were in operation in Austria, Germany, Humgary, Roumania and in the states created after the world war, including Poland.