CANADA: The Red Jew

All his adult life, Joseph Baruch Salsberg served two masters: his Jewish faith and Communism. Last week, when circumstances finally forced him to stand up for one or the other, Joe Salsberg chose Communism. At a Red rally in Toronto, he publicly condoned the recent purges of Jews behind the Iron Curtain, and sounded the party line against his own people.

Until the showdown on Communist antiSemitism, Salsberg had skillfully played both sides of the street and become Canada's most successful Communist politician. A top official in the Labor-Progressive (Communist) Party, he...

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