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Anti-semitism in Austria Reported Declining, Poll on Bias Conducted

Anti-Semitism in Austria is on the decline, it was asserted here today by “Der Neuer Kurier, “a Vienna newspaper, on the basis of replies it received to a questionnaire circulated among its readers. Eighty percent of the persons who replied indicated they would welcome more Christian-Jewish understanding.

The favorable replies came from both Jews and non-Jews. Some 20 percent who were opposed to closer understanding, said they did so because they considered the differences between the two groups unbridgeable. The newspaper asserted that only an insignificant number of the letters received revealed any anti-Semitic-tendencies.