JERUSALEM (Dec. 4)
Mayor John V. Lindsay of New York promised a group of recent immigrants from the Soviet Union that he would intervene on behalf of Soviet Jews with the Mayor of Moscow “who is a good friend of mine.” Lindsay, and his wife, Mary, on a four-day visit to Israel, met today with the emigres at the Mevasserat Zimn absorption center near Jerusalem. He raised the possibility of making a trip to Moscow to help Soviet Jews in their efforts to emigrate.
“Would it help if I went to Moscow?” Lindsay asked Dr. Ulia Schmukeler, a former Moscow mathematician. Dr. Schmukeler replied, “It would depend on when you were to make such a trip. It would have to be at a time when the Soviet government was interested in your coming. Then it would be tremendous.” Lindsay also talked to Victor Yoram, a well-known Russian-Jewish cellist, who defected in Vienna and came to Israel leaving his wife and children in Russia. Yoram said the Soviet authorities now refuse to allow his family to join him on the pretext that “it would be unwise for them to join such an immoral man.”
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