Soviet Policy on Jews Denounced in Canadian House of Commons

Marvin Gelber, a North York Member of Parliament, charged in a speech in the House of Commons here that Soviet policy “towards the Jews and Judaism remains the same since 1948.” That was the year that Stalin began his campaign against Soviet Jewry, culminating in the “Doctors’ Plot,” in which a number of Jewish physicians were accused of planning to kill a number of Soviet leaders.

“This is one aspect of Stalin’s policy which Khrushchev has not neglected,” the deputy added, “although the means are different.” He declared that in a country where Jews “have resided for more than a thousand years, they are looked on as an alien group.”

Enumerating the injustices which are being committed against Jews in the Soviet Union, Mr. Gelber said that Canada had a duty to be “one of the guards” of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights.

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