To the Editors of the CRIMSON:
Regarding the recent wave of anti-Semitism sweeping the Soviet Union and Soviet occupied territories, we. the survivors of Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps, ask you to kindly print the enclosed open letter in your newspaper. The letter simply asks for a clearer and louder public outcry at the persecution of the Jews:
The trials of Jews in the Soviet Union, conducted under the pretext of their Zionist and anti-Soviet activities, and the long term sentences, including slow death through starvation, meted out are symbolic of the wave of terror and anti-Semitism now at large throughout the Communist world. Jews are again held hostage by a totalitarian power, and persecuted and tortured as enemies of the country, while the world watches silently. But unlike 30 years ago when similar actions presaged the beginning of a mass Jewish extermination, the world now can no longer claim that it had no knowledge of these crimes.
Since it is generally felt that these persecutions would not be taking place today were the public opinion climate not thought to be receptive to the idea of a new Jewish blood bath, it is important that those who want to prevent it speak out NOW.
A small group of survivors of the Nazi death camps, Auschwitz and Buchenwald. is taking this step to ask the intellectuals. leaders and writers, the professors, the students and the media, all those who on so many occasions protested the oppression of different peoples, to break their silence now.
We who escaped the Nazi gas chambers where millions of defenseless and innocent died, urge you to protest the revival of this medieval form of witch hunt for the sake of political expediency.B-7615; GSAS '55 and 29 others