Moscow (Mar. 11)
The anti-Passover campaign was officially launched here today by the Godless League which is not, however, a government institution. Instructions issued by the League to all its branches explain that this year Passover coincides with Easter and that therefore the Godless Jews and non-Jews should establish a united anti-Passover front with anti-religious torchlight street demonstrations on the night of April 19 and anti-Passover mass street demonstrations the following day. All this will be accompanied by radio speeches and anti-Passover placards.
The League orders its members not to fail to report for daily work during the week of Passover. “The entire Passover campaign should be utilized for strengthening the propaganda for the closing of synagogues and churches,” says the notice. At the same time, the central committee of the Godless League has issued a circular urging the provincial branches not to go to extremes in closing places of worship. “Closings shouldn’t be carried out by administrative force when the majority oppose it because insufficient propaganda has been carried on.”