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Anti-semitic Poster Appears in Moscow; Depicts Jew As ‘parasite’

A photograph depicting graphically how Soviet officials condone anti-Semitism was featured on the front page of the Sunday Telegraph here today.

The photograph showed a group of Russians gathered around a poster picturing a weed being uprooted, with the face of a caricatured Jew as the weed’s head. On the poster also there is a photograph of a Jew named Katz, identified as a person convicted of “illegal financial transactions.” The slogan on the poster read: “Parasites: Get out of Moscow!” The wording on the poster also attacked rabbis and synagogues.

The Sunday Telegraph declared: “This blatant example of anti-Semitism follows reports that it has been growing in Russia in recent months.” The newspaper lauded the Australian Government for recently raising the issue of officially condoned Soviet anti-Semitism in the United Nations.

The Soviet Academy of Sciences has published a book attacking Judaism, entitled “Criticism of the Jewish Religion,” according to Evening Moscow, a newspaper published in the USSR capital, received here today. The book is edited by M.S. Belensky.

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