PARIS (Oct. 22)
A resolution condemning anti-Semitism in the Soviet Union was adopted here last night at the closing session of the International Union of Resistance for the Struggle Against Nazism and Anti-Semitism.
The gathering of experts agreed that neither the de-Stalinization of the Soviet Union nor the recent easing of cold war attitudes had brought any improvement in the condition of Soviet Jews. The resolution, urged the Soviet Government to end discrimination against Jews, denounced the “defamatory press campaigns that usually precede the shutting down of synagogues,” and the “economic crimes” trials in which death sentences have been meted out to 142 defendants to date, most of them Jews. The resolution also urged the Soviets to permit the reunion of Jewish families sundered by the Hitler era.
A variety of issues were examined at the five-day conclave. These included the consequences of the expiration of the 20-year limit on prosecution of war criminals; gatherings of collaborators with the Nazis from east European countries meeting in exile in West Germany, Spain, Australia, South America and the United States; the World Union of National Socialists; activities of former Nazis in Cairo and East Berlin and racialism in South Africa and the United States.