NEW YORK (Feb. 28)
Rep. Emanuel Celler, New York Democrat, said here last night that public protests are the only effective method of publicizing the anti-Jewish conditions in the Soviet Union. Addressing a rally of some 800 persons in Brooklyn protesting anti-Semitism in the USSR, Rep. Celler urged the participants to continue their efforts, hoping that the Soviet Government’s “new sensitivity to public opinion” would bring reforms.
Before the rally, nearly 1,000 persons took part in a protest march for Soviet Jewry. Participating in the march were delegations from the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Jewish War Veterans and other community groups.