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Communists Expel Jews from Ranks on Charge of Adhering to Religion

July 19, 1934
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Four Jewish colonists of the Jewish collective Stalin in the Crimea were expelled from the Communist party today when it was revealed that their male children had been circumcized in the orthodox ritual manner and that religious services had been held in the collective.

The accused, who were being tried by the Communist commission which is in charge of investigating the fitness of members to stay in the party, pleaded that the stubborn religious attitude maintained by their wives was responsible, but the commission held that they were responsible for the actions of their wives.

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