PARIS (Jun. 25)
The Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, sponsor of the virulently anti-Semitic book, “Judaism Without Embellishment,” was reported here today as asserting that those responsible for its publication had been punished, and that measures had been taken to prevent repetition of any similar incident.
The Kiev academy sent a letter to that effect to the Paris left wing movement, MRAP, the Movement Against Anti-Semitism and Racism and For Peace. The content of the letter was published today in the Paris Yiddish Communist daily, “Neue Presse.”
According to the Academy letter, T. Kichko, author of the book, was never a member of the Academy, having been employed as a writer of “vulgarization” books. The letter asserted that the Academy itself had no role whatever in the publication of the book.
The name of the Academy appears in the book as sponsor. After worldwide protests this spring, Soviet authorities condemned the book, and said that they withdrew it from circulation.