American Federation of Labor Condemns Arrests of Jews in Rumania
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American Federation of Labor Condemns Arrests of Jews in Rumania

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The American Federation of Labor today issued a statement here condemning the mass arrests of Jewish leaders in Rumania and calling upon the entire civilized world to protest against “these outrages.”

“We know from bitter experience that such outrages are to be expected from any totalitarian regime, ” the statement says. “A few years ago, the leaders of the Kremlin launched a so-called “cultural” pogrom. Thousands of Jews in Russia were ousted from their jobs, ostracized, jailed and exiled for the alleged crime of “Zionism.” The same pattern was followed in other curtain countries, including Rumania.

“The civilized world must unite in condemning these outrages. The Wholesale imprisonment of the leaders of the Rumanian Jewish community on trumped up charges proves the bankruptcy of Communist justice. This terrorism must be exposed to pitiless publicity. The entire world must know that Communist Rumania rules by oppression. Universal condemnation of such racial crimes is the only means we have to force the Communist rulers of Rumania to release the innocent victims of this official pogrom.” the statement declared.

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