Mark Dymshitz’s Daughters, Lev Korenblit, Arrive in Israel

Two daughters of Mark Dymshitz, the Jewish pilot who was sentenced in Dec. 1970 to death and his sentence later commuted to 15 years imprisonment for allegedly attempting to smuggle a group of Soviet Jews out of the country in a plane from Leningrad, arrived here this morning. Elizabetta, 20 and Julia, 17, arrived alone because their mother decided to remain in the USSR and wait for her husband’s release.

Last June, the daughters and mother went to visit Dymshitz in a labor camp in East Siberia. “It is a camp with a tough regime, but father, who is a very courageous man, felt good and said he would be pleased if we were to go to Israel,” the daughters said.

Among the arrivals was Lev Korenblit, a 51-year-old physicist, who was sentenced to three years imprisonment in 1971 for Zionist activity. He was released last June. His wife and daughter arrived in Israel last year. He said he served in a labor camp near Potma. The regime, he said, was difficult but he succeeded in studying. Hebrew through books he received.

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