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L.a. Federation to Extend Effort for Soviet Jews to Local Campuses

The Jewish Federation-Council announced plans today to enlarge its program on behalf of Soviet Jewry by creating committees for the program on Los Angeles university campuses. The program, announced by Willard Chotiner, chairman of the Federation-Council’s Committee on Soviet Jewry, will be arranged so that both professors and students can participate. He also said that the University of Southern California, the University of California at Los Angeles and the Los Angeles State College were among the colleges where such committees are planned. Recently, the committee organized a drive that collected 25,000 names for a petition of 1,000,000 signatures protesting the violations of the rights of Soviet Jewry which was sent to United Nations Secretary-General U Thant on the 20th anniversary of the UN Declaration of Human Rights.

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