Jews in Soviet Russia

Archive Report

Worsening Situation of Russian Jews

Signs of Resurgence of Russian Anti-Semitism

Reports of worsening conditions of life among Jews in the Soviet Union, coupled with what appears to be a determined campaign of vilification against them in the Soviet press, have aroused fears of a broad resurgence of anti-Semitism reminiscent of the days of the Czars. Despite official denials, there are continuing indications that Russia's three million Jews are living an uneasy existence in a hostile atmosphere; many of them are deprived of rights supposed to be guaranteed under Soviet law.

In a book recounting his experiences in Russia last winter, Harrison E. Salisbury, veteran New York Times correspondent, reported that anti-Semitism was especially evident in the rural areas of the Ukraine, Byelorussia and Moldavia. “Its revival ...

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