Elimination of Jews from Soviet Positions Reported Growing

The extent to which Jews have been purged from the Soviet hierarchy was described today by the London Jewish Observer which reported that there were no Jews in the party leadership with the exception of Lazar Kaganovitch.

No Jews remain as members of the various party control commissions, the paper reported, nor are there any in the praesidium of the Supreme Soviet. Only two or three Jews remain among the 130 members of the Supreme Court of the R.S.F.S.R. There are no Jews in the Foreign Office or diplomatic service nor do Jews hold responsible posts either in Moscow or abroad. There no longer are any Jews among the Marshals and generals of the Red Army and there are only about a dozen Jews among the thousand-odd technical ministers and deputies.

“Although Soviet Jewry does not enjoy the same measure of freedom as the Russians, its situation at present is certainly not intolerable,” the newspaper commented. “If there is any question about the position of the Jews in the Communist regime, it concerns their future much more than their present situations.”

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