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Emanuel Kazakevich, Noted Soviet-Jewish Author. Dies in Russia

Emanuel G. Kazakevich, one of the most prominent Jewish authors in the Soviet Union, and the son of Henech Kazakevich, also a noted Jewish author, died this weekend, according to Moscow dispatches received here. The younger Kazakevich, twice a recipient of Stalin Prizes, was 49.

Born in Ukrainia, he lived a number of years in Birobidjan, the former Jewish autonomous area, where he wrote in both Yiddish and Russian, During World War II, he enlisted in the Red Army, rising to the post of chief of intelligence for a Soviet Army, He received the Stalin Prizes in 1948 and 1950, and survived the Stalin purge of Jewish intellectuals which was begun in 1948. Recently, he had virtually completed a new novel, "New Times," reflecting life in the Soviet Union between the 1920’s and 1950’s.