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Moscow Jews Hold Protest Meeting in Synagogue Against Bonn Decision

A meeting called to protest the West German Government decision to allow the Statute of Limitations to take effect for Nazi war criminals on May 8 was held last night at the Moscow Central Synagogue, it was reported here today by Novosti, the Soviet press agency which supplies news to the foreign press.

The large audience attending the rally adopted a resolution voicing “deep indignation” at the Bonn stand “which threatened to allow Nazi war criminals to go free,” the Novosti report said.

Moscow Chief Rabbi Yehuda Leib Levin lighted six large candles at the rally in memory of the 6,000,000 Jews murdered by the Nazis. In an address to the gathering, Rabbi Levin stressed that amnesty to the Nazi war criminals would be the “greatest possible insult to the sacred memory of millions of persons of different nationalities.”