Anti-semitism Growing in U.S. and England, Civil Liberties Conference Hears
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Anti-semitism Growing in U.S. and England, Civil Liberties Conference Hears

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A warning that anti-Semitism is on the increase in the United States and Great Britain was sounded here today at the opening of the four-day International Conference on Ruman Rights, which is being attended by 80 delegates from 15 countries.

Ira Latimer, of the Chicago Civil Liberties Committee, said that “anti-Semitism is active in the U.S., particularly in large cities with large Catholic populations and among ortacdox fundamentalist Protestant sects, especially in the South.”

L.C. White, chairman of the National Council of Civil Liberties, which called the conference, stressed that the problem of anti-Semitism in Britain is becoming “increasingly disturbing.” He recommended that the conference discuss “how far freedom of expression should be allowed to those using it to foster hatred and contempt against those whose only crime is that they are Jews.”

The Polish delegate, Col. Marian Muszkat, said that Poland was protecting Jews by special laws and cited the courts martial of persons spreading race hatred. He added that conditions for Jews in his country were improving daily, and that fascist terrorist gangs have been almost completely wiped out.

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