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Czechoslovak Film Criticized for Unsympathetic Portrayal of Jew

Jewish and non-Jewish officials are objecting strongly to the new Czech film, “Nikola Shuhay,” now being exhibited because they fear it will encourage anti-Semitism, it was learned today.

One of a group of Jewish characters in the movie is portrayed as a traitor to his country, and while several other Jewish characters are sympathetically portrayed, it is feared that the “man in the street” will only be influenced by the evil character. This belief has been given support by the audible audience comment where the movie has been shown. The government has promised that the film will not be shown in Slovakia, where there have been anti-Semitic disturbances.