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Yiddish Press Opens Campaign to Eradicate Illiteracy Among Russian Jews

The considerable extent to which illiteracy still prevails in Soviet Russia was revealed here today.

Statistics published today disclose that 70 percent of the Russian population are analphabetic. While the figures do not show the number of Jewish illiterates, it is believed that their number is considerably smaller.

Nevertheless, it is revealed that illiteracy still prevails to an appreciable extent among Jews in factories and colonies. Hundreds of illiterates are to be found in the factories in Odessa, Minsk, Homel and Witebsk.

The Yiddish press launched a campaign today for the liquidation of illiteracy among the Jews.