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London Mass Meeting Protests Religious Persecution in Russia

Bertram Straus, former member of Parliament and present treasurer of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, spoke as a representative of the Jews at a mass meeting called by various denominations in Albert Hall last night to protest the persecution of religion in Russia. Several members of the House of Lords, bishops and other prominent men were among the speakers.

The persecution of the Jewish religion, Zionism and the Hebrew language in Russia was denounced by Mr. Straus. He called for a united effort by all denominations to induce the Soviet government to change its tactics towards those who wish to observe their religion in conformity with Soviet laws.