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Figures Refute Assertion Jewish Officials Numerous in Soviet Offices

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Only six per cent of those holding higher government offices in Soviet Russia are Jews, according to a survey made by the representative here of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. The survey was undertaken following charges made in some circles that “the Jews have captured the entire power and are controlling Russia’s fate.” Of a total of 417 high officials, only 27 are Jews.

The average percentage of Jewish students in the higher schools is 13%. In the technical high school 18% are Jewish, 15% of those in the medical schools are Jews, 21% art, 18% economics and 11% pedagogy.

Thousands of Jews will be affected when the systematic eviction of those known as “Nepman” will begin. Under the supervision of the militia, the “Nepmen” will be compelled to move their families out of their homes. The eviction will commence on June 19, it was officially announced.

A sum of 160,000 roubles is necessary for relief funds for maintaining the children of the Jewish colonies with food and clothing until the new crop, it was announced by the Ozet, society for the settlement of Jews on the land, following the return to Mos- (Continued on Page 4)

In a statement to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency correspondent, Mr. Kamenstein declared that if the Ozet will assign 25,000 roubles for children’s relief, the Comzet, governmental department, the Agrojoint, the Ica and the Red Cross would probably make up the amount required.

Speaking of the situation of the adults in the colonies, Mr. Kamenstein stated that the mood among them is good. The fields have been fully reseeded. However, prospects are not encouraging since the wheat, on which the colonists depend almost entirely, was destroyed by the rains which greatly helped the growth of other products, Measures are being taken to provide the colonists with fuel which they may need for the coming winter.

The appointment of Rabbi Melbourne Harris as Director of religious education and activities at Temple Emanuel, San Francisco, was announced by Dr. Louis I. Newman and the board of directors of the temple.

Rabbi Harris was born in Oakland and was graduated this year from Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati.

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