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Communists Move to Punish Guilty in Barshay Affair

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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Action to punish those guilty in the Barshay affair was taken by the White Russian Zik, Central Executive Committee.

The Committee decided to reprimand the Communist committee at the glass factory Octiabr in Bobruisk, where the Jewish girl worker. Miss Barshay, was persecuted by her fellow workers. The Communist Party in the Bobruisk district and the local paper will also be reprimanded for indifference to the anti-Semitic practices.

The Committee will also conduct an investigation among members of the Communist organization at the factory to ascertain the attitude on the race question.

The “Rabotchaya Gazetta” in discussing the Barshay case, declares that anti-Semitism is instigated by the Kulaks, the wealthy peasants who are opposing the policies of the Soviet government.

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