Treatment of Jewry in Russia, Poland Condemned in Council of Europe Report

The treatment of Jews in Russia and Poland was strongly condemned in a report adopted yesterday by the Council of Europe which is meeting here. The council’s plenary labeled the report an intermediate assessment of the situation and agreed to return to the subject of Eastern European Jews at a future session.

The report was presented to a special committee on the problems of non-member groups by Bruno Piterman, a Socialist leader and former vice-chancellor of Austria. It noted that discriminatory treatment of Jews has become official policy in Russia and Poland “in crass contradiction of the principles and declarations on human rights of the United Nations.” According to the report, no anti-Semitism or discrimination against Jews was found in Czechoslovakia and Bulgaria.

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