NEW YORK (Jun. 19)
Workmen’s Circle branches in 31 states are ready to launch “National Indignation Week,” with a series of massive protests against anti-Semitism in the Soviet Union, Jacob T. Zukerman, president of the Workmen’s Circle, large Jewish fraternal and cultural organization, announced here today. A decision to organize a country-wide campaign of protest against Soviet anti-Jewish measures was voted at the convention of the Workmen’s Circle last month.
Branches of the Jewish organization, and many individuals enrolled in the campaign, will circulate information on Soviet anti-Semitism to leaders in their communities, and stage mass meetings, Mr. Zukerman said. Protest letters will be sent to members of Congress as well as to the members of the American delegation to the United Nations, requesting that the Soviet Union be forced to halt official anti-Semitism.
“Vigorous protests against Soviet anti-Semitism,” said Mr. Zukerman,” constitute now a solemn obligation for all of us. The memory of Hitler’s concentration camps and gas chambers is still alive in the minds of many millions of Americans of all faiths. There is a real horror at the prospect that Russia may follow the Hitler example.”