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Systematic Persecution of Jews Employed in Building New Moscow Hotel Reported

Persecution of Jewish workers among the 1,500 persons employed in the erection of Moscow’s new twenty story hotel, and acts of violence against them, were disclosed today.

A group of anti-Semitic workers have undertaken a systematic persecution of the Jews, throwing stones, pouring water over them and beating them. A Jewish worker, named Rud, had to be taken to the hospital for treatment for injuries received in a beating at the hands of a fellow worker.

Another Jew, Frankel, was also beaten up, it is reported.

Complaints were registered with the secretary of the Communist Buildings Union. The latter refused to act denying the existence of anti-Semitism. When a similar complaint was lodged with him by the secretary of the Buildings Comsomol, his dismissal was ordered by the Communist Union Secretary.

The “Wetchernaja Moscva” takes up the matter in its editorial columns and demands the dismissal of the Union Secretary and the trial of the anti-Semites.