Soviet Questionnaire Reveals Anti-semitism Rife in High Schools

Jewish Communists are poison to the country, and the Jews are speculators and parasites, is the reply received to a questionnaire distributed among students of the Leningrad high schools by the department of education in an attempt to determine how strong was the anti-Semitic movement among the students. The students were not required to sign a name but merely asked to fill out a number of printed questions, thus being free to express their real sentiments.

Of the 1,500 questionnaires distributed in the adult and Communist Party schools, 800 were returned filled out. Of these, 250 were one hundred percent, anti-Semitic in their answers. Eighty came back with pro-Jewish replies, while the rest avoided direct answers, but pointed out what they considered were the defects of the Jews and tried to explain their background for justification.

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