NEW YORK (Sep. 21)
The Jewish Labor Committee today reported that it was told by Soviet Ambassador Georgi N. Zarubin to come to Moscow” and take up directly” the case of “missing” 68 Soviet Jewish writers and other Jewish cultural matters of concern to the Jewish community.
The invitation was made in the presence of Foreign Minister V.M. Molotov at the opening session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York yesterday after Mr. Molotov had been presented with a message from Adolph Held, chairman of the JLC, urging him to take immediate action in the six-year-old effort by the JLC to ascertain the fate of Jewish writers, artists and cultural leaders and organizations.
Ambassador Zarubin informed representatives of the JLC, who had personally delivered the Held note to Mr. Molotov that he “hopes soon” that a rabbinical delegation would go to the Soviet Union, and he suggested that they and “other organizations like yours who are concerned with these problems, come to Moscow and take up the matter directly with the leaders there.”
The Jewish Daily Forward today reported “from most reliable sources” that Moshe Brodersohn, noted Jewish poet and dramatist, has been released recently from a slave labor camp in Siberia and is now in Moscow together with his wife. Mr. Brodersohn is 66 years old.