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Soviet Editor Dismissed for Publishing Memoirs of Ehrenburg

Alexander Tvardovsky, editor of “Novy Mir,” the Moscow literary journal that has been publishing the memoirs of IIya Ehrenburg, Soviet-Jewish author who has been criticizing the Stalin era with its anti-Semitism, has been dismissed from his post, according to dispatches received here today from Moscow.

The instalments of the Ehrenburg memoirs had just reached the point where the famous Russian Jewish author was about to bring out details of the Stalinist purges and persecutions against Jews, when Moscow suddenly announced Mr. Tvardovsky’s dismissal. It was reported that “Novy Mir” will omit further instalments of the Ehrenburg memoirs until the author makes changes.