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Declaring that the only hope for the Jew lies in his allying himself with the working class in its fight against ## and its efforts toward building a classless society, Dr. Garland Ethel, instructor of English at the University of Washington and recently returned from an extended visit to Russia and Germany, contrasted the “intolerable condition” of the Jews in Germany with the state of the Jew in the Germany with the state of the Jew in the Soviet Union, at a meeting of the in Soviet Union, at a meeting of the Jewish Junior League this week at the Seattle Talmud Torah.

Dr. Ethel stated that “Russia is the only country in the Western world where the Jew need not fear anti-Semitism, for with the passing of class distinctions, the friction between Jew and Gentile also disappeared.”


Anti-Semitism is an inherent part of Fascism, he said. It follows, he argued, that the Jew must in self-protection actively join forces with the class that is the foe of Fascism.

While in Berlin, Dr. Ethel lived with a Jewish family in a district that was largely Jewish and not only observed the treatment of the Jews under Hitler rule, but also was in danger as a result of his association with Jewish people.

Officers of the Orthodox young people’s group elected for the coming year include William Prottas, president; Mayer Mottelson, vice president; Rose Fine, secretary; and Harry Buttnick, treasurer.

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