European Study Group Charges Soviet Anti-semitism; Cities Anti-immigration Policy

Sweeping charges of anti-Semitism on the part of the Soviet Union are featured in the most recent report of the International Committee for Study of European Questions. The body. headed by Dr. Robert Borel, operates jointly in Britain and France and has issued reports on Germany as well as Russia. Among its sponsors are Lord Brabazon, Lord Vansittart, Maxtin Lindsay, M. P., Ernest Marples, M. P., Paul Reynaud, conservative prewar French Premier; Andre Le Trocquer, Paul Claudel, 81-year-old French writer and former Ambassador to the United States.

The report declares that "anti-Semitism and racial persecution are now beginning to appear in Russia." It adds that "apart from deportation to Asia of hundreds of thousands of Jews, Russia is now applying an anti-Semitic policy in Russia itself."

In support of these charges, the report asserts that Jews have largely been purged from the Soviet Government and press. Lazar M. Kaganovitch is the only Jew left in the Soviet Union’s Politburo, and none is left in the Foreign Ministry, the statement continues. Furthermore, it is charged that the U.S.S.R. arrested 28 Jewish officers last summer who had been in Germany, assigned to conduct German newspapers in the Soviet zone, and that Jews were purged from Austrian newspapers under Soviet license.

The report also charges that Poland is depriving Jews emigrating to Israel of their Polish citizenship, while Russia, Hungary, and Rumania forbid Jewish emigration. It’s also maintains that more than 200,000 Jews have been deported from the Ukraine and White Russia to Asia.

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