NEW YORK (Dec. 16)
The Jewish Labor Committee today cabled a request to a convention of the Soviet Writers Association now being held in Moscow, asking the convention to establish the fate of Yiddish writers in the Soviet Union who have “disappeared,” and to inform the Jewish world whether these writers are still alive.
Pointing out that nothing in Yiddish has been published in the USSR for the last five years, the Jewish Labor Committee said in its cable: “According to reports, all leading Yiddish writers, poets and critics have been annihilated. We request that you raise your voice against this annihilation. We also request that you investigate and establish the details and inform the Jewish world about their whereabouts and their fate, if they are still alive.”