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American Jews Help Stamp out Anti-semitism in Russia Says Smidovitch

July 23, 1928
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The opinion that American Jews, by their constructive work in Russia in aiding the colonization movement, are helping to stamp out anti-Semitism in Russia, was expressed by Peter Smidovitch. Vice-President of the Soviet Union, in an interview with Betty Ross, an American Jewish correspondent who is now visiting Russia.

David A. Brown, national chairman of the United Jewish Campaign, made public yesterday a cablegram from Moscow reporting the interview.

“The Jewish colonization work is bringing mutual understanding in effacing racial difficulties. We have a firm hope in the success of the Jews on the soil and look forward to the new colonies in Crimea and the Ukraine to develop the cultural level and uplift the standards of he native colonists,” Smidovitch stated. “The Soviet Government can only grant land and small credit. The American Jews, by their financial help make liv-

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