(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
Ukrainian workers who charge the government with giving preference to Jewish apprentices were rebuked for their anti-Semitic tendencies by Petrowsky, president of the Ukrainian Wzik the Central Executive Committee.
The case centered around the decision of the Ukrainian National Commissariat of Trade to allot 300 of the Six vacancies in the Ukrainian mills and factories to Jewish apprentices. As a result of this, the Charkoff daily communist papers received numerous letters from their readers, expressing hostile surprise at the decision of the Commissariat.
“Narrow-minded persons and centre-revolutionists are spreading rumors of the one hand that the government is favoring the Jews and on the other hand, that the government is ### of the Jews is him during their setting of the land etc.” Mr. ### “I categorically deny ?. The three hundred vacancies were given to the Jews not because of special favor to them but becaue of the fact that there are almost no Jewish apprentices in our mills and factories. This must be corrected by giving at the start propornonately more places to the Jews.
“It is time to remember that the policy of the Soviet government is to given to all nationalities equal conditions of existence” he stated.
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