Jewish Organizations in London Ignore Soviet Yiddish Editor
Menu JTA Search

Jewish Organizations in London Ignore Soviet Yiddish Editor

Aaron Vergelis, editor of the Sovietisch Heimland, the Soviet Yiddish publication, arrived here today for a 10-day lecture tour of Britain which is being ignored by the British Jewish community.

The editor came as a guest of the Society for Cultural Relations with Soviet Russia. Official Jewish organizations are refusing to have anything to do with the visitor on grounds that he has a record as an apologist for Soviet authorities in their treatment of the Soviet Jewish minority. None of Vergelis’ lectures in Britain will be held under Jewish communal auspices.