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Special Soviet Committee Formulates Program to Fight Anti-semitism

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

An extensive program of an educational and political campaign to wipe out anti-Semitism among members of the Russian Communist party first and among the workers and peasants as well was recommended by the special committee appointed last week by the Central Committee of the Communist Party. The committee was appointed following a special session of the Central Committee called to consider the question of the spreading anti-Semitism.

The program as recommended by the committee provides for a systematic campaign by a trained personnel. The work is to begin within the Communist Party where anti-Semitism has been treated up to now with indifference.

Lectures on the Soviet nationality, on polities and on the issue of anti-Semitism are to be made a special subject in the curriculum of the schools and colleges. The entry of Jewish workers into industry and the Jewish back-to-land movement are to be emphasized. The campaign against anti-Semitism is to be introduced into the school books, motion pictures, the press and literature, where Jewish life in its true perspective is to be depicted. Public debates on anti-Semitism are to be held and excursions to the Jewish colonies arranged. A campaign against anti-Semitism is also to be conducted in the Red army and in the trade unions.

The highest disciplinary penalties are provided in the program recommended by the committee for those who are found guilty of anti-Semitic practices and particularly for those who oppose the Jewish colonization work. The trials of these persons are to be public.

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