Moscow (Feb. 24)
Reports emanating from Berlin to the effect that Chief Rabbi Gluskin of Minsk had been sentenced to death on a charge of speculating on the foreign exchange are absolutely false. The Jewish Telegraphic Agency’s correspondent has good reasons for believing that Rabbi Gluskin, who was one of the fourteen arrested on February 15 for counter-revolutionary activity, will be released at the end of this week.
The hue and cry abroad over the Minsk rabbis and the Soviet religious persecution is causing great excitement in Communist circles here. A leading Communist today told the correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that “American rabbis, headed by Dr. Stephen S. Wise, are helping in the anti-Soviet crusade and are assisting American imperialists in stirring public opinion against the Soviets.”