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UNESCO to Survey Youths in Europe on Attitude to Racist Prejudices

Dr. Melvin M. Tumin, associate professor of sociology and anthropology at Princeton University, is organizing a special survey in various European countries on youth’s attitude to racist prejudices, it was revealed here today. Dr. Tumin is in Rome to interest Italian sociologists, leaders of the Jewish community here, and others in backing the survey in this country.

The overall survey, under the auspices of the UNESCO Institute for Youth, is being carried on. Dr. Tumin said, in accordance with a decision taken last March at a conference at Munich by specialists called together by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. The sociologists, he said, decided on the survey because they were disturbed by the anti-Semitic incidents which swept over Europe and the United States in the last two years.

Already, he said, surveys have been decided upon in England, France and Germany. He is now trying to arrange similar surveys in Italy and in Poland. All the data, the scholar declared, will be coordinated with data already obtained in the United States.