Slight Drop in Jewish Emigration from USSR Reported
Menu JTA Search

Slight Drop in Jewish Emigration from USSR Reported

Download PDF for this date

The number of Soviet Jewish emigrants has dropped slightly compared with the previous year’s corresponding period, diplomatic reports from Moscow said today.

The reports said that so far this year 15,000 Soviet Jews have emigrated. Last year’s figure at this time was 15,800. It was not known how many applications were turned down, but according to Soviet statements, 95 percent of all applications are approved. Israeli officials say, however, that only 30 percent are approved,

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund