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President of Lithuania Condemns Antisemitism: Appeals Do Conference of Lithuanian Boy-scouts to Figh

The President of the Lithuanian Republic, M. Smetana, speaking here to a Conference of boy-scouts, condemned the antisemitic movement, and called upon the scout movement to fight against the race-antagonism, which, he said, is now being spread unfortunately among the youth in the Lithuanian schools. Many of the Christian teachers of religion, the President complained, interpret the Biblical injunction to “Love thy neighbour as thyself” as if it applied only to Christians, leaving it to be inferred that Jews could be hated and persecuted. Our youth must not fall a victim to this harmful influence of race hatred, the President said.