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Liquidated Poale Zion Appeals Against Soviet to Communist International

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

An appeal against the decision of the Soviet authorities to liquidate the Left Poale Zion party in the Soviet Union was made by party leaders to the Comintern, the Communist International now in session here.

“We liquidated your party because we do not need it any longer,” was the reply of the secretary of the Communist Party central committee to the complaint of the Left Poale Zion representatives, it is stated in the memorandum submitted to the Comintern.

“The attack against our institutions without warning and without charges will harm the Communist movement,” the memorandum states. “because our comrades in Russia and twenty other countries whom we organized under the slogan, ‘Fight for Communism’ cannot understand this action, nor do we.”

The memorandum asks the Comintern’s intervention for the restoration of “free action and the party’s legal existence in Russia.”

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