NEW YORK (Aug. 7)
Anti-Semitic discrimination, long practiced by some of the Bermuda resort hotels, is now a thing of the past, according to a study published today by the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith.
The League sent Harold Braverman, director of its national discriminations department, to conduct the survey at the urging of the Bermuda Trade Development Board, a Bermuda Government Agency. The request for the survey followed news reports last January which charged an American representative of an important Bermuda hotel with engaging in a program designed to reduce Jewish patronage.
All of the island’s hotels and guest houses were surveyed. According to the League report, “With some unimportant exceptions all replied. They indicated that religion was not a test of a guest’s acceptability.” The report concluded: “Most of the practices of anti-Semitic discrimination in Bermuda are over. Now there seems to be a genuine impulse to get rid of the stigma of anti-Semitism as well.”