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Peasants Oppose Jewish Participation in Soviet Elections

March 16, 1926
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Opposition to the participation of the Jewish population in the Soviet elections was demonstrated in the town Verchovka, in the district of Mohilev, according to a report from that town to the Charkoff Communist daily paper, “Der Stern.”

Almost the entire Jewish population attended the election meeting. The Jewish voters, however, were met with open hostility by the peasant voters. The situation became intolerable, the report says, and the Jewish voters were ready to leave the polis. It was due to the diplomacy of the presiding officer, who managed with great difficulty to pacify and convince the peasants to permit the election of one Jewish candidate to the Soviet.


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