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Scandinavian Intellectuals Urge Soviet Authorities to Grant Jews Full Rights

A group of Scandinavian intellectuals who have declared their solidarity with the Jews of Russia called on Soviet authorities today to accord its Jewish community the same rights and privileges that the Soviet constitution and Communist ideology grants to all other ethnic minorities. Presiding at the symposium on the plight of Soviet Jews was Prof. Johannes Sannes of Oslo. The gathering adopted a resolution urging full rights for Jews in the USSR including the right to emigrate if they wished to join relatives abroad. The resolution condemned official anti-Semitic campaigns in the Soviet Union, Poland and other Eastern European countries and the hangings of Jews in Iraq. Moscow Radio angrily assailed the gathering.

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