NEW YORK (May. 25)
A strong anti-Semitic and anti-democratic bias is revealed in the statements and publications of major groups of Russian emigres, who are now receiving substantial American support as potential allies of the United States in the struggle against Soviet Communism, according to a study of these groups just issued by the World Jewish Congress.
The study, conducted by the Institute of Jewish Affairs of the W.J.C., analyzes the attitude of four major groups of recent Russian expatriates, active in the U.S. and in Europe, toward the Jewish problem, as a “touchstone” for testing their political views. The groups analyzed, made up of German DP camp inmates, former German slave laborers and war prisoners, deserters from the Russian army and the children of Russian emigres of the revolutionary period, are the “Solidarists,” also known as the National Labor Union of the New Generation; members of the All-National Sovereign State Movement; followers of the late Lt. Gen. Andrei Vlassov, who led a Russian legion in Hitler’s armies, and Ukrainian nationalist groups.
In releasing the study, Dr. Nehemiah Robinson, director of the World Jewish Congress’ Institute of Jewish Affairs, declared: “The unquestionable anti-Semitism of these Russian emigre groups is an excellent indication of their general anti-democratic and pro-fascist orientation. They are unfit allies for the United States in the titanic world-wide struggle to preserve democracy against totalitarian pressures, and the support, official, unofficial and semi-official, which they receive from the United States only serves to confuse our true allies among the democratic people of the world.”