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Books of Jewish ‘suspected’ Jewish Authors, Banned in Czechoslovakia

January 3, 1972
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Eleven Jews and one Czech “suspected” of having Jewish ancestry are included on a list of 74 Czech and Slovak authors whose books have been banned in the Czechoslovak Republic, it was learned here today. The organ of the Czechoslovak Communist Party, Listy, published the names of five Jewish writers and 13 others who are living in exile and whose books may not be published in Czechoslovakia or imported into the country. They are Ludvik Askenazy; Eduard Goldsteucker; Ladislaus Grossman: A.J. Liehm; and Arnold Lustig.

Another Jewish author, Ivan Klima who is presumably living in Czechoslovakia has been banned by the Communist Party for alleged “organized resistance to the regime.” The exiled writer believed to be Jewish is Ota Sik, the economist of the Dubcek regime who denied in 1969 that he was Jewish. Listy also published the names of 54 members of the Communist Party who have been expelled, which includes six Jews or sons of Jewish parents: Hana Belohradska; Ivo Fleischman; Karel Siktanc; Jan Stern; Oldrich Schuler; and Lucian Wichs. All are presumably living in Czechoslovakia.

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