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Canadian Jewish Congress Issues Appeal for Jews in Soviet Union

An appeal to Soviet authorities on behalf of Russian Jews will be published tomorrow under auspices of the Canadian Jewish Congress in major newspapers in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa and Winnipeg.

The appeal cites the occasion of the 18th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the observance of Chanukah as the time when Canadian Jews remember “in particular” their kinship with the millions of Jewish citizens of the Soviet Union “who are denied many of these rights and who cannot freely practice and perpetuate their culture and religion as guaranteed in the Constitution of the Soviet Union.”