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World Union of Jewish Students Warns of Anti-semitism in Czechoslovakia

Fear of a return of anti-Semitism to Czechoslovakia was voiced today by the World Union of Jewish Students. In a letter to the Czech ambassador in Paris, the group expressed concern over developments in Czechoslovakia. As evidence of an anti-Jewish trend, the students cited the recent manifesto for intellectual freedom signed by 300 Czech writers and artists which appeared last week in the London Times, and the actions of the Czech Government in stripping a noted Czech writer of his citizenship for expressing pro-Israel views.

The union, representing 26 organizations in Europe, Africa and North America, asked the Czech Government “to allow free expression of opinions and to halt the rise of anti-Semitism — particularly strong since the development of the recent Middle East crisis.”