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Anti-passover Campaign in Moscow Goes off Quietly: Young People at Anti-religious Meetings and Older

The anti-Passover campaign carried on for weeks by the Jewish Communists and the militant Atheist League, came to a head to-day with anti-religious meetings held in all factories and works in which there are a considerable number of Jewish workers employed. Meetings were also held in artisans’ clubs and there were special meetings of women who do not go out to work. The Jewish clericals were described as counter-revolutionaries and as interventionists, and those who observe religious festivals were denounced as engaged in sabotaging the five-year plan.

The meetings were mostly attended by young people, while the older people packed the synagogues, and in many cases people went from the anti-religious meetings to the synagogues to attend the services.