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Family Reunited After 37 Years

A separation of 37 years terminated today at Kennedy Airport when Solomon Bash, a Soviet Jew, was reunited with his brother, Martin Smilovich of the Bronx, it was announced by United Hias Service. Bash and his wife; a son, 26, an engineer; a daughter and a son-in-law, both 25, and both teachers; and a 10-month-old granddaughter, were among 14 Jews comprising four family units from the Soviet Union who arrived here from Rome. All were assisted in their migration by HIAS.

Twelve of the new arrivals entered the US through the parole authority of the U.S. Attorney General. The arrivals were welcomed by relatives from the Bronx and Brooklyn. They will be aided in their resettlement by the New York Association for New Americans. Gaynor I. Jacobson, executive vice-president of HIAS, reported that the number of Soviet Jews who were reunited with American relatives during the first four months of 1973 doubled over a similar period last year.

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