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Indiana Senator Appeals to New Soviet Government on Jews

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The new Soviet Government was urged here by Senator Vance Hartke to abolish oppression of Jewish religious and cultural life in the Soviet Union. The senior Indiana senator spoke at the B’nai B’rith Hillel Foundation.

Sen. Hartke pointed out that, in protesting against the Soviet policy on Jews, Americans are notating with malice but in the interest of all mankind. The senator is a sponsor of the Senate resolution passed last year which, condemned religious persecution in the Soviet Union. The resolution called on the Soviet Union “in the name of decency and humanity to cease executing persons for alleged economic offenses, and fully permit the free exercise of religion and the pursuit of culture by Jews and all others within its borders.”

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