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Nixon Urged to Aid Soviet Jew Imprisoned in Mental Hospital

Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman (D.N.Y.) today asked President Nixon to express his concern to the Soviet authorities over the imprisonment of Jan Krylsky, 26, in a Soviet mental institution and request that he be reunited in Israel with his father. Julius Krylsky, a 71-year-old engineer. In a letter to Nixon. Congresswoman Holtzman said that the young Krylsky has been confined since Jan. 1972 on a charge of “militant Zionism.” The elder Krylsky has been in Israel since last Nov. Miss Holtzman sent materials on the case to the President.

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