76-year-old Jewish Woman Appeals to Stalin; Gets Permission to Join Son in Israel

A 76-year-old woman Landed at Haifa yesterday from the Soviet Union where she was issued an emigration visa after making two direct personal appeals to Premier Joseph Stalin for permission to join her son, who has been living in this country for the past 20 years.

The woman, Tova Lerner, who was born in Czernowitz, formerly Rumanian territory but now a part of the U.S.S.R., wrote her first letter to Stalin in 1948. After a second letter and a considerable wait, the visa was issued. She arrived in a party of 994 immigrants from Rumania.

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