Moscow Announces Deaths of Well Known Jewish Writer and Actress
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Moscow Announces Deaths of Well Known Jewish Writer and Actress

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The deaths of Shalom Gordon, Soviet writer and literary critic, and Sophia Leschtschinskaya, well-known Jewish actress, have been announced in Moscow, it was reported here today. Gordon, who was in his 60’s, wrote extensively about Yiddish literature. The actress died in Saratov during a visit to that town with a Moscow troupe.

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