Further symptoms of the growth of the anti-Semitic movement in the various strata of the Soviet regime are reported in the Communist press.
The newspaper “Krassny Voin” publishes an article complaining of the growth of anti-Semitism in the Red Army. The soldiers do not attend the meetings where political lectures are delivered by Jewish officers. Anti-Semitism is to be observed in the higher ranks of the officers of the army, the paper states, demanding that strong measures be taken against the growing movement.
Twenty students were excluded from the Chemistry Institute at Odessa after they were found guilty of anti-Semitic propaganda. They were reported as having declared to their comrades that “there are too many Jews in the college” and that it was undesirable to have Jewish instructors. Other Russian students who are charged with the same offense are expected to be expelled from the college, in which 200 communists are enrolled.
A counter-revolutionary organization was discovered several days ago in Odessa. Its members, who were all communists, attended during the day meetings of the Communist Party and were active in the campaign now being waged to clear the Soviet apparatus. At night, however, they were busy with printing proclamations in which the overthrow of the Soviets was urged and the slaughter of the Jews was predicted in order “to save the Ukraine.”
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