Report Jews in Slovakia Under Pressure, Anti-semitic Slogans Painted in Bratislava

Jews in Slovakia appear to be caught in a squeeze between resentment of the Soviet invasion and Communist Party leader Gustav Husak’s determination to obey the Russians to the letter, according to a Washington Post dispatch from Bratislava today.

Correspondent Dan Morgan reported that slogans were chalked on billboards in the city’s main square alleging that “the Jews are with the Russians” and urging Slovaks to “unite against the Jews.” Soldiers washed off the inscriptions as some spectators cried, “shame,” Mr. Morgan wrote. On the other hand, “Slovak intellectuals have been concerned over what they fear is an anti-Semitic tone” in the speeches of Mr. Husak.

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