N. J. Governor Heads Protest Meeting on Soviet Anti-jewish Policy

Gov. Richard J. Hughes of New Jersey, Mayor Hugh J. Addonizio of Newark, leading educators and representatives of Catholic and Protestant churches, tonight joined New Jersey’s major communities here in a mass meeting protesting against anti-Semitism in the Soviet Union. Both Gov. Hughes and Mayor Addonizio the latter in his capacity as chairman of a special, state wide Mayor’s Committee–issued proclamations earlier designating today as a day of protest against Soviet Russia’s practices of anti-Semitism.

With the Governor as honorary chairman of New Jersey’s action against the USSR’s violation of the religious and cultural rights of 3,000,000 Jews living under the Kremlin’s Jurisdiction, the protest move was headed by Judge Joseph H. Lerner, of South Orange, as chairman. Judge Lerner is president of the New Jersey Region of the Zionist Organization of America.

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