COPENHAGEN (Nov. 19)
A Danish Jewish activist has asked the Nobel Peace Committee in Oslo to apply the $80,000 Nobel Peace Prize money which was not awarded this year to the sponsorship of an international congress to find means to eliminate world-wide terrorism.
Mrs. Hanna Kaufmann told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that she made her appeal on behalf of the Danish branch of SMOG, an organization founded by dissidents In the Soviet Union in 1966. The Danish branch has 72 members. SMOG is an acronym for the Russian words, "Freedom, Courage, Depth and Vision."
Mrs. Kaufmann said "We wrote to the Nobel Peace Prize Committee in the hope that the $80,000 prize money can help non-partisan and destitute organizations like ours play a more effective role for world peace." She said her group proposed that the international congress also find ways of implementing the United Nations Human Rights charter "so often violated, particularly by the Communist countries."
She said she hoped to obtain approval for such a congress by Dec. 10, the 24th anniversary of the UN Human Rights Charter. "Then we hope that by Dec. 10,1973, the 25th anniversary, the congress would have taken place and the world well along the road to peace," she said. SMOG attained international prominence when it made the first disclosure of the light of the dissident Soviet writers Andre Siniavsky and Yuri Daniel who were arrested in Feb. 1966 for allegedly having written anti-Soviet material.