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Soviet Writer Urges Monument to Sholem Aleichem

A movement to erect a statue to Sholem Aleichem, famous Yiddish humorist, in his birthplace, Pereyaslow, was launched today in Kharkow.

Writing in the Stern, the Jewish author H. Blaustein addressed an appeal to the Soviet Writers Union of the Ukraine and to the Jewish population to aid in such a project. He said that a street, a school

and a scholarship had already been named for the humorist, but a worthier memorial was needed. Sholem Aleichem, whose real name was Sholem Rabinovitch, died in New York in 1916.