Soviet Authorities Investigate Long List of Anti-semitic Practices

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The Tchernomorie district Soviet liquidated the medical Soviet in the city of Tuapse because of the anti-Semitic practices being carried on. The Jewish doctors and medical workers were hampered in their work and not permitted to pursue their activities.

Cases of anti-Semitic practices are being investigated by the Soviet authorities. A list of these activities published today shows the spread of anti-Semitism in various localities. Jewish workers in the factories Cemintern and Krasni Profinterin, in Werchnedne-Provsk were beaten. In Mosir a member of the district soviet refused to vote for a budget for a Jewish workmen’s club, declaring there is no need for a house for “Zhidovske dances.”

In Homel a district judge decided no punishment is to be meted out if one apply the insulting term “Zhid” to a Jew. A worker in the Zikanoff factory in Novobelitzi, where the blood of animals is used by the manufacturer, stated to his fellow workers, pointing to the Jewish workers: ‘Why does the government spend money for blood, when I, with other good fellows, can find as much blood as is needed, if we were only allowed to play with Jews in Novobelitzi and Homel.”

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