Anti-Jewish sentiment is reported to be becoming dangerous in the Ukrainian hunger belt, though the Jews suffer as much as the other inhabitants from the grain shortage, states a special despatch from the Paris Bureau of the “New York World.”
To encourage revolts and disorder, anti-Soviet organizations are encouraging attacks on the Jews as Communists.
Jewish students in the universities have been threatened with pogroms. At Voronezh University conditions have become impossible for the Jewish students. An official investigation has been ordered into the suicide there of a young Jewish student named Maizel, who left a letter saying he could no longer “bear persecution by professors and students.”
Throughout White Russia counter revolutionists are active stirring up the peasants against the Jews. The anti-Soviet leaders have found it helpful, in working up sentiment against Moscow among the peasants, to call the Jews spies of the Kremlin.
The report also states that 16 communities in the Charkoff district of the Ukraine have revolted against Communist rule within the past fortnight, according to uncensored despatches from Russia.
The Brooklyn Jewish Center is making plans for the celebration of its tenth anniversary from November 29 to December 29. In connection with this celebration, a campaign will be conducted for $250,000 to remove its indebtedness. The President of the Center, Samuel Rottenberg, heads the campaign. At the first dinner-meeting of the Committee in charge of the campaign, about thirty-five members present subscribed the first $50,000 to the fund, as a result of an appeal made by Dr. Israel Herbert Levinthal, Rabbi of the Center.