Valery Tarsis, the anti-Communist, Soviet writer who has been, allowed to come to Britain to lecture, told a press conference here this weekend that “more than half” of the members of the Soviet Writers Union “are anti-Semitic. ” He added: “I consider this one of the problems there. “
Mr. Tarsis said that many members of the board of the Soviet Writers Union had “often” told him they considered themselves anti-Semitic and had complained that “one of the troubles with the Writers Union was that more than half of its members were Jews. “
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