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Sharett Sees No Sign of Moscow Giving Jews Spiritual Freedom

Moshe Sharett, chairman of the Jewish Agency executive, asserted here last night that “there are no signs that the Russian Jews would have spiritual freedom, necessary for their survival, in the foreseeable future. ” He made the statement in an address before the British Poale Zion here.

“Any totalitarian rule, ” he said, “is the deadly enemy of the Jews as Jews; though, as human beings, they may escape. Without spiritual freedom, it is not a question of the extermination of the Jews but of their disappearance.”

However, Mr. Sharett insisted, “we must go on demanding spiritual freedom. However, this demand must not degenerate into a general campaign against the Soviet Union. This is not our intention at all.”