Intensified Campaign Against Jewish Religion Requested at Moscow Parley

Officials of the USSR Communist Party from all over the Soviet Union decided to step up their drive against the Jewish religion as part of an overall, strengthened atheistic campaign, news dispatches received here from Moscow reported today.

Under the chairmanship of Leonid llyichev, chief of the USSR Communist Party’s office of propaganda, leaders of Soviet Communism gathered from all over the country to map plans for a tougher drive against all religions. While Mr. llyichev himself did not mention the Jewish religion specifically, one of the conference leaders is reported to have told the parley that “the unmasking of Judaism is given intolerably little attention, even in areas where such beliefs are widespread.”

V. F. Shauro, representing the atheistic movement in Byelorussia, where several hundred thousand Jews live, told the conference: “Byelorussian atheists are paying to much attention to sectarian groups and to Roman Catholics, but often forget about the Russian Orthodox and about the Jews.”

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