Australian Jews Urge Boycott of Soviet Film Festival in Melbourne
Menu JTA Search

Australian Jews Urge Boycott of Soviet Film Festival in Melbourne

Download PDF for this date

The Australian Jewish Board of Deputies has issued a call for a boycott of a Soviet film festival. The Embassy Theater here had refused to show the films and the festival was transferred to a large theater in a Melbourne suburb. The Embassy management said it had refused to show the Soviet films because of Soviet anti-Semitism. In the appeal for the boycott, the Board declared that “no self-respecting Jew” should attend the film festival.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund