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Acheson Says Prague Trial May Affect Jews in East Europe

Secretary of State Dean Acheson today said that it is not yet clear what consequences “the anti-Israel, Anti-Zionist and anti-Jewish aspects” of the Prague trial may have for Jews in Czechoslovakia and in other satellite countries of Eastern Europe.

Mr. Acheson described the trial as “an elaborate pretense with innumerable false charges, forced testimony and induced confessions.” He said the trial was designed by Moscow to terrorize satellite regimes into greater exertions and predicted that such trials would be repeated “whenever it is deemed necessary to teach the lessons of utter unquestioning dependence upon the Kremlin and unswerving and unsuccessful compliance with its purposes.”