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West Coast Department Store Agrees to Remove Soviet Products from Shelves

In conjunction with the Brussels conference on Soviet Jewry, the City of Paris, one of the leading department stores here has agreed to remove all Soviet products from its shelves in response to a request from Soviet Jewry Action Group. Steve Sloan, a San Francisco stockbroker and spokesman for the group, stated, “We thank Mr. Haskell Titchell, who represented City of Paris, for his understanding, and for demonstrating humanitarian concern for the oppressed Jews of Soviet Russia. We don’t enjoy picketing our fellow Americans, but what would we think if a store was selling German goods in 1942?” He added that Action Group intends to stop totally the sale of Russian goods in San Francisco. Similar economic boycotts are underway according to the group, in other cities throughout the world in answer to the refusal of the Soviet government to grant free emigration to its three million Jews.