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House Subcommittee to Hold Hearings on Soviet Jews

The House Subcommittee for Europe will conduct hearings Tuesday and Wednesday on the treatment of Jews in the Soviet Union, according to the group’s chairman, Rep. Benjamin S. Rosenthal (D., N,Y,). While the subcommittee will consider the approximately 40 measures introduced in the House on the treatment of Soviet Jews, it is expected to focus on a bipartisan resolution presented on Aug. 5 by Rep. John Anderson (R., III.) and Thomas P. O’Neill (D., Mass.).

More than 100 Congressmen have joined in cosponsoring the bill which proposes that the United States government take formal and informal steps towards the Soviet government and through the United Nations for specific activities to alleviate the hardships of Jews in the Soviet Union who wish to leave that country or live there as Jews.