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Jewish Labor Committee Again Queries USSR on Jewish Writers

The Soviet Union was urged today by the Jewish Labor Committee to reveal the fate of some 68 prominent Jewish writers who have disappeared since the end of World War II. In a letter to Soviet Ambassador Georgi N. Zarubin. Adolph Held, chairman of the JLC, wrote in part.

“You will surely understand the anxiety which has existed for a number of years in the Jewish as well as general community of our country concerning the fate of a large number of Jewish writers in the Soviet Union. These men and women played an important part in Jewish literature and the press of Soviet Russia. For a number of years nothing has been heard about them” The letter also noted that on several occasions the JLC sent communications to the appropriate Soviet authorities on the matter and is still awaiting a reply.

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