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Passover Exodus March Organized for April 26 by Conference on Soviet Jewry

The Conference on Soviet Jewry of the New York Jewish Community Relations Council has placed an ad in today’s New York Times urging “the Soviet Pharaoh” to “Let My People Go” during the current Passover season. The Conference, which is organizing a Passover Exodus March here on April 26, called for massive participation by synagogues and community groups from the whole Metropolitan area.” The march will begin at the Soviet Mission and end up at the United Nations Headquarters. The ad referred to the recent hunger strike outside the UN by Yasha Kazakov; Mrs. Lea Slovin, representing 117 Jerusalem mothers seeking Soviet emigration rights for their children; Boris Kochuhiyevski, an engineer, quoted as saying, “If I live till my release (from the Soviet Union). I will get to the homeland of my ancestors, even on foot,” and the 18 Soviet Georgian families who have appealed directly to UN Secretary General U Thant for emigration aid. The ad declared: “This march from the Soviet Mission to the United Nations is the most direct way of showing that American Jews care.”

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