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Communist Youth Organ Continues Drive Against Anti-semitic Incidents

The “Comsomolskaya Pravda,” the organ of the Communist youth organization, continues its vigorous campaign against anti-Semitic manifestations in Soviet factories.

The newspaper lists a number of incidents of this nature. Some of the Jewish workers in the factories are compelled to leave their jobs, being unable to endure the persecutions of their non-Jewish fellow workers, the paper reports. Several have left the factory Ilitch and one has left the Novki factory in Mohilev. In many cases, the members of the Communist youth organization have participated in the anti-Semitic practices.

Several Communist youths in the factory in Lokmake, district of Melitopol, were systematically persecuting a Jewish worker in the factory. The case was reported in the local press but the hooligans continue their activities. In the same factory a Jewish girl worker, Serbuk, was compelled to resort to the device of wearing a belt studded with needles to protect her against persecutions.

In some towns, the paper reports, the police refuse to protect the Jewish residents.

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