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Mendel Fisher Returns from Russia; Sees Future for the Jews There

Mendel N. Fisher, secretary-consultant of the Jewish National Fund, yesterday reported to the board of directors of the Fund, here, that he found during his visit to the Soviet Union that there is a future for the Jews of Soviet Russia. He spent his summer visiting Kiev, Moscow and Leningrad, and other cities in the Soviet Union after a short stay in Israel.

“Contrary to reports emanating from the Soviet Union, the Jews of Soviet Russia refuse to give up the ghost as members of a Jewish entity and are determined to continue their existence as a Jewish community. There is a future for our people in Russia, ” he asserted. “The anti-Jewish terror which is evident everywhere, only serves to strengthen Jewish consciousness and Jewish determination to surmount all obstacles. ” Mr. Fischer declared that only an aroused world public opinion, particularly United States public opinion, could possibly impress the Soviet rulers to modify their anti-Jewish policies.