LONDON (Aug. 26)
The son of Yuli Daniel, the Soviet Jewish writer who is serving a long sentence in a Siberian prison camp because of his criticisms of the Soviet regime, is a victim of official hatred against his parents, has been denied admission to a university and fired from a job.
The Times of London quoted from a Moscow underground journal, Chronicle of Current Events, to describe the vengeance being pursued against Alexander Daniel, the son of Yuli and Larissa Daniel. Mrs. Daniel is also being held as a prisoner because of her efforts to secure her husband’s release.
According to the Moscow journal, as quoted by The Times, Alexander was the highest ranking applicant for admission to the physics department of the University of Tartu. Rather than admit him, the authorities reduced the number of students to be admitted and gave all the available places to previous applicants.
Last November, the paper said, the youth obtained a job at the computer center of the Moscow Construction Engineering Institute. The department in which he worked was denounced by party activists for having employed him and the department head who had given him the job was formally rebuked for having employed a minor without the agreement of the trade union committee.
The Times quoted Dr. Strelchuk, rector of the institute, as having expressed dissatisfaction that there were too many Jews in the department.