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Jewish Family from Riga Appeals to Mrs. Meir for Aid to Emigrate to Israel

Another letter from a Soviet Jewish family appealing for assistance in emigrating to Israel has been received by Premier Golda Meir. The signatory’s full name and address was given as Shtrom Khasya Meerovna, 63 Surorova Street, Apt. 23, Riga, Latvian Soviet Republic. In her letter, Mrs. Meerovna writes that in May, 1969, she and her family were refused an exit permit to go to Israel to rejoin their only surviving relative who resides there. She had submitted applications for the permit since 1964 and all were consistently refused. Her husband, a former prisoner in a Nazi concentration camp, had died in 1953 and she was alone now with her daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter. “We are very lonely and dream of being together with my one surviving relative in our ancient homeland,” Mrs. Meerovna writes. “Neither my children nor myself want any other homeland.”