Communist Youth to Wage Eight Against Passover
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Communist Youth to Wage Eight Against Passover

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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Detailed instructions to the Jewish members of the Comsomol, the Communist youth organization, were issued outlining the program of crusade against the celebration of Passover by Jews in Russia.

The Central Executive Committee of the Comsomol in its instructions declares that the Communist youths are to carry on the campaign against Passover not under the slogan of “observe a Communistic Passover,” but simply to organlize balls, concerts and masquerades, as well as motion picture performances, to keep the youth away from their homes on the Seder nights. No public demonstrations, however, against the holiday are to be arranged.

The radio will be utilized for broadcasting anti-Passover propaganda.

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