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500,000 Jewish Youth Now Work in Soviet Enterprises

A half million Jewish youth are now engaged in Soviet enterprise throughout the country and 40,000 of these are members of the Communist youth league, it was reported at today’s Jewish Young Workers Conference in Leningrad. A similar conference closed yesterday in Moscow.

Both conferences dealt largely with the question of how “to combat nationalistic and clerical moods that still prevail among Jewish young workers, especially those who come from the provincial townships.” They refuse to work on their day off, for the industrialization fund, speakers complained at the conference. It was decided to increase cultural activities among these youthful workers.