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58 of the 1000 Soviet Jews on Kissinger’s List Have Received Exit Visas

A leader in the fight for Soviet Jewry today told the Jewish -Telegraphic Agency that of some 1000 individuals on the list of Soviet Jews which President Nixon’s national security advisor Dr. Henry Kissinger took with him to Moscow last May, only 58 have received exit visas and only two-thirds of those have left the Soviet Union.

Fabjan Kolker, a member of the plenum of the National Conference on Soviet Jewry, told the JTA that one-third of the Soviet Jews on Kissinger’s list who were given exit visas did not leave the Soviet Union because not all the members of their families–in most cases children–were permitted to leave.