Christians were not alone in suffering Communist persecution in Eastern Europe. The Communists were also waging war on Jewry behind the Iron Curtain.
A report on the fate of 650,000 Jews who survived in the satellite countries was released last week by the Jewish Labor Committee, a welfare group composed chiefly of American labor-union leaders. Excerpts:
In Poland, "a thorough purge is going on in all phases of Jewish life . . . Politically conscious peoples are being forced to liquidate their past, and confess to crimes they never committed. Those who are able [to do so] flee the country."
In Rumania, "poverty, unemployment...