NEW YORK (Aug. 25)
The American Committee for Liberation reported today that the Soviet authorities were conducting a personal propaganda attack in the Ukraine against “old Bolshevik” Lazar Kaganovich which was “obvious anti-Semitism.” It said that its Radio Liberation transmitters were beaming an analysis of the propaganda campaign to the Ukraine and warning Ukrainians that the anti-Kaganovich campaign was a “vile plot” to compromise the Ukrainian people abroad.
A statement by the organization said “that the standard Kremlin practice to launch campaigns of slander against those who lose out in fights for power is well known. The fact, however, that in the Ukraine, Kaganovich, whose Jewish origin is no secret, is being singled out for bitter attack to the exclusion of others with whom he was purged, is significant. “
The World Jewish Congress announced publication today of a 40-page booklet, Poland After ‘October,’ which accused Stalinist elements in Poland of using anti Semitism as a weapon with which to discredit the Gomulka regime. The booklet contains reports and opinions on developments in Poland written by newspapermen and other observers.