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Two Jews Detained in Minsk

Two Jews standing outside the synagogue in Minsk on Saturday were taken to the police station and detained for an hour, according to the National Conference on Soviet Jewry. The Conference did not immediately know the reason for the detention of Ernest Levin and Aleksander Kliuch. Yesterday, the NCSJ said, 300 Jews gathered at the memorial to the 5,000 Minsk Jews killed by the Nazis 30 years ago. The congregants came from Riga, Kishinev, Moscow, Kovno, Wilna, as well as Minsk, and held a Kaddish service despite an authority’s warning that they would not be permitted to. No arrests were reported. Flowers sent from various Soviet cities bore Hebrew inscriptions.

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