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Socialist International Urges Polish Government to End Anti-jewish Drive

April 12, 1968
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The Bureau of the Socialist International unanimously adopted an emergency resolution last night urging the Polish Government to call a halt to its present anti-Jewish campaign. The Bureau also said that it was informed that the Council of Europe would appeal to all the parliaments of Europe to protest against the treatment of Jews in the Soviet Union.

The resolution on Poland was adopted after an account of the situation of Polish Jews was presented by Dr. S. Levenberg, representative of the Jewish Agency. The resolution stated: “The Bureau of the Socialist International expressed its concern about the drive against intellectuals and the anti-Jewish campaign in Poland conducted by official spokesmen and the press. It is disturbed at the dismissal of officials on racial grounds and as punishment for deeds attributed to their children as well as the introduction of a loyalty test for Jewish citizens and others. The Bureau urges the Polish authorities to make an end to their anti-Jewish policy and the persecution of those pleading for freedom.”

The Bureau disclosed that the Secretariat of the Socialist International has written to the Soviet Embassy in London calling their attention to the report of a special working committee on the situation of the Jews in the USSR.

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