American Jewish Press Compares Stalin to Hitler
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American Jewish Press Compares Stalin to Hitler

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The entire Jewish press appeared today with editorials condemning the Soviet Government for stimulating anti-Jewish feelings in the Soviet Union and in all the satellite countries through its propaganda charges in connection with the arrest of nine prominent doctors in Moscow, six of whom are Jews.

“Hitler has been resurrected in Moscow,” the Jewish Daily Forward writes. “Stalin is openly following the path of Hitler. He mobilizes anti-Jewish hatred and seeks to win to his side all the Nazis and anti-Semites of the entire world for the same purpose for which Hitler sought to win them, namely, to prepare a war against the United States and the entire free world. ” The article points out that Jews in the Soviet Union and the satellite countries are in mortal danger. It calls upon Jews in the United States and throughout the world to organize a powerful protest movement against the new Soviet anti-Jewish move.

The Jewish Day, in an editorial, similarly calls on Jewish groups throughout the world “not to be idle,” and to organize protests against Moscow’s “anti-Jewish plot. ” The Jewish Morning Journal also says that the Kremlin leaders must be branded as “Jew baiters” and “enemies of the Jewish people,” just as the Nazis were.

The Communist Jewish Daily Freiheit claims that the doctors were arrested not as Jews, and says that “anti-Semitism is prohibited in the Soviet Union.” At the same time, the Communist paper declares that the arrests are a consequence of the “role played by Zionist leaders within and outside the Ben Gurion Government, and by the agencies of the Jewish bourgeoise, who have openly joined in the plans for war against the Soviet Union. “

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