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Anti-semitism Continues in Russian Factories Despite Drastic Measures

December 11, 1928
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Riga Hears of Progress of Anti-Jewish Agitation (Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Anti-Semitic agitation in Soviet operated factories continues in Russian centers notwithstanding the fact that the authorities have taken drastic measures against those responsible for the agitation, states the report received here from Moscow.

In the Minsk glass factory, Dombol, the 120 Jewish workers employed there are the victims of a continuous terror by their Russian fellow-workers. The campaign is conducted under the slogan: “Deal in herring, leave the factories.”

In Borissoff, the employment of Jewish workers in the local saw mill met with the resistance of the Russian workers. Because of the conditions created, the Jewish workers were compelled to leave.

The Communist paper “Rabotschaya Gazeta” reports that the 2,789 Jewish workers who were employed in the Don coal mines in the period between January 15, 1920 until November 20, 1928, were gradually compelled to leave their work because of the anti-Semitic feeling prevalent among the miners, who froze out the newcomers. The Jewish workers complained to the local unions and to the party organs, but no attention was paid to their complaints.

In the preliminary factory elections at Rostov-Don, election placards were posted declaring that the workers desire no Jews on the factory committees.

In Minsk, capital of White Russia. Sasha Krasowsky, an active worker in the White Russian Comsomol, Communist youth organization, committed suicide yesterday. In explanation of his act, Krasowsky left a note saying that he was disappointed because of the atmosphere prevailing in the Communist youth organization.

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