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Political Anti-semitism Non-existent in So. Africa, Leader Reports

Anti-Semitism, which was a source of anxiety to South African Jewry during World War II, is new almost non-existent in the political field of that country, Gustav Saron, general secretary of the South African Jewish Beard of Deputies, declared at a ### here today tendered him by Ben Touster, president of HIAS.

Mr. Saron, who is in the United States for a ten-week study of American Jewish institutions and communal organizations, said that “within the general framework of government policy, the Jewish community of South Africa as a group has no cause for complaint.”

He explained that racial policies are today an integral part of party political struggle in South Africa, and therefore the organized Jewish community must refrain from assuming a specific political attitude to these questions.

In discussing the philanthropy of his country, Mr. Saron, who directs the principal organization representing South African Jewry on all problems pertaining to the community as a whole, said: “South Africa’s 110,000 Jews have deservedly earned a worldwide reputation as being the most generous contributors to Jewish ###, especially for Israel and overseas relief.” He asserted that, “per capital their contributions to these causes were higher than any other Jewish community in the world.”

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