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Works of Hebrew Writers Reported Banned in Lithuania

Removal from circulation of works of Chaim Nachman Bialik, Saul Tschernichovsky and other prominent Hebrew poets is reported today from Kaunas, Soviet Lithuania. The report states that a purge of the works of these poets has been carried out by the local Jewish Communists in all libraries in Kaunas under the ground that the authors were “bourgeois elements.”

Simultaneously it is reported from Kaunas that an order has been issued by the Soviet authorities prohibiting listening to foreign broadcasts.