Moscow Meeting Calls for Continuing Fight Against Nazism, Anti-semitism
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Moscow Meeting Calls for Continuing Fight Against Nazism, Anti-semitism

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A decision calling for the continued struggle against neo-Fascism, neo-Nazism and anti-Semitism was adopted in Moscow at the special meeting of the International Committee on Auschwitz Affairs in which 18 countries are represented, including Israel, it was reported here today. Most of the participants are citizens of countries that were under the Nazi occupation during World War II.

In the three days of deliberations it was the Israeli delegate, Stefan Grayek, chairman of Jewish Fighters Association, who prompted the adoption of a resolution that would include anti-Semitism as a target of the struggle. The Russians agreed to the resolution.

Other decisions included a condemnation of the desecration of cemeteries in various countries and a call to hasten the legal proceedings against war criminals in Germany. A five-man delegation, including a Russian, will attend the meeting of the World Association of Jewish Fighters, Partisans and Concentration Camp inmates, to be held here at the end of January, 1980. On his way to Moscow, Grayek held talks in Warsaw concerning the visit of Israeli scholars studying the history of Polish Jewry in Poland. It was also agreed that Israel and Poland will exchange written documentation.

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