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Congress Registers American Protest Against Soviet Anti-semitism

Rep. Clement J. Zablocki, Wisconsin Democrat and important member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, today called attention of Congress to a statement by ten Milwaukee religious leaders of different faiths protesting Soviet-anti-Semitism.

The Milwaukee statement, sent to Nikita Khrushchev in Moscow was read into the Congressional Record. Rep. Zablocki pointed out, in remarks on the House floor, that the signatories of the appeal to the Soviet Union urged Khrushchev “to put into practice the freedom of religion so often preached by Soviet leaders.”

He pointed out that “Jews behind the Iron Curtain are not even accorded the minimal rights grudgingly conceded to other religions.” He said the Wisconsin expression “itself a hopeful sign of unity between those who embrace Judeo Christian tradition, is a compelling and forceful statement for freedom of conscience and religion.”