U.S. Labor Unions Condemn Anti-jewish Slurs at Prague Trial

A resolution condemning “Communist anti-Semitism” as reflected in the recent Prague “purge” trial, was adopted at the convention here of the Congress of Industrial Organizations.

The resolution accused the Czech Government of “inventing” a mythical international Jewish conspiracy in an attempt to divert the attention of the Czech people from the oppressive conditions in the satellite countries. The C.L.O. urged the American Government to “bring the Soviet dictators before the bar of world opinion through the United Nations and other appropriate international bodies, to obtain the verdict of the civilized world upon this latest offense against mankind.”

(In New York, the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions adopted a resolution stating that the “fantastic and fraudulent accusations” at the Prague trial of a “Jewish plot” were “only the logical expression of the policy of anti-Semitism and genocide pursued so ruthlessly by the powers behind the Iron Curtain.” The resolution which blamed the Kremlin for wrecking Czechoslovakia’s economy was introduced by George Meany, new president of the American Federation of Labor.)

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