Lithuanian Press Resumes Attacks on Jews

A REVIVAL OF ANTI-SEMITISM IN THE NEWSPAPERS WORRIED LITHUANIAN JEWS TODAY.

A NUMBER OF OUTSPOKENLY ANTI-SEMITIC ARTICLES APPEARED IN VERSLAS, ORGAN OF THE LITHUANIAN NATIONALIST ORGANIZATION, COMPOSED OF ARTISANS AND SMALL TRADESMEN. FOR THE PAST YEAR THIS PAPER HAS ALMOST ENTIRELY STOPPED ANTI-SEMITIC AGITATION, UNDER GOVERNMENT PRESSURE.

STILL GREATER ANXIETY WAS CAUSED AMONG JEWS BY ANTI-JEWISH ARTICLES IN THE OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT ORGAN, LEITUVOS AIDAS, AS WELL AS BY THE SELECTION OF ANTI-JEWISH NEWS FROM THE OFFICIAL GERMAN NEWS AGENCY, DEUTSCHE NACHRICHTEN BUREAU.

IT WAS POINTED OUT IN JEWISH CIRCLES HERE THAT WHILE THE ATTITUDE OF THE GOVERNMENT TOWARD THE JEWS IS UNCHANGED, REMAINING TOLERANT, PUBLICATION OF REPORTS OF THIS TYPE IS LIKELY TO CREATE A FALSE IMPRESSION ABROAD ABOUT LITHUANIAN-JEWISH RELATIONS, TO THE DETRIMENT OF LITHUANIA’S POSITION.

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