NEW YORK (Apr. 5)
Many Jewish homes throughout the country remembered the fate of oppressed Jewry symbolically during the sedorim this year, by setting aside one matzoh as the “matzoh of oppression,” it was reported here today by the American Jewish Conference on Soviet Jewry.
The conference had called for such action at every seder as assurance that the Jews in the Soviet Union have not been forgotten. At many sedorim, both private and public, special prayers were also voiced this year in remembrance of the 6,000,000 martyrs in the Nazi holocaust.
In Cleveland, more than 1,000 persons marched 1.5 miles in cold weather yesterday in dramatic protest against the Soviet Union’s oppression of Jews. The demonstration included Jews and Christians, Negroes and whites, youth and adults. The protest march went from Taylor Road Synagogue in Cleveland Heights to the Jewish Community Center. Police described the march as orderly and reported no incidents.