Leading Catholic Paper in Belgium Reports on Plight of Soviet Jews
Menu JTA Search

Leading Catholic Paper in Belgium Reports on Plight of Soviet Jews

Download PDF for this date

Libre Belgique, the most important Catholic newspaper in Brussels, today published a three-column, front-page article reporting on the plight of Jews in the USSR and Soviet anti-Semitic policies. The article also sharply denounced discrimination against Jews as an ethnic group and pointed to the signs of a “neo Judaism” of the young generation which, the paper said, shows the existence of a “new Jewish conscience” stronger than persecutions and vexations.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund