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Russia Will Be Judged by Treatment of Jews, Belgian Statesman Says

The manner in which the Soviet Union deals with the Jewish minority in Russia “will constitute a touchstone of the goodwill which she does not cease to proclaim to the West,” Paul Demany, Belgian Socialist leader and former Cabinet Minister, said today in an article in “Le Peuple,” official party organ.

M. Demany’s article referred to a book published by Dr. Leon Leneman, a Paris editor and former Moscow correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, dealing with the treatment of the Jews in the Soviet Union.

Dr. Paul Struye, President of the Belgian Senate, discussing the Jewish situation in the Soviet Union in an article in the Libre Belgique, leading Catholic daily, expressed skepticism as to the actual possibilities of improving the position of the Jews in the Soviet Union.