Says Jews in Soviet Russia Safer Than in Any Country of Central Europe

Jews in Soviet Russia feel safer today than in any country of Central Europe according to Samuel C. Lamport, New York Communal worker, in a statement to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency today prior to his departure from Moscow.

Mr. Lamport, during his stay in Russia, has come in contact with leading Jewish circles and with high government officials.

While anti-Semitism is stirring in Eastern Europe as well as in Germany, he found no sign of it in Russia, Mr. Lamport stated.

Mr. Lamport said that he found no evidence of anti-religious persecution even though religion is not encouraged.

He expressed the view that Judaism will eventually disappear under the present Soviet regime, but that there is no fear that the Jews as a race will ever be lost in Russia since the Jewish youth still feels itself Jewish even though it does not believe in religion.

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