Chile’s Largest Newspaper Assails Soviet Anti-semitism

Chile’s most important newspaper. El Murcurio, charged in an editorial yesterday that the Jewish community in the Soviet Union continued to be deprived of the national rights enjoyed by many other peoples in that country and had no liberty to practice its religion and teach its children in its own language.

The editorial, which welcomed the convening of a Latin American conference of intellectuals here today to consider the Soviet anti-Jewish policies, sharply criticized the Soviet regime for having introduced charges of “economic crimes” against Jews. It stressed that protests against the Soviet anti-Jewish policies were most appropriate today since this is International Human Rights Year, and it welcomed the initiative of intellectual elements in condemning Soviet anti-Jewish “cultural genocide.”

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