NEW YORK (Jul. 22)
Paulina Epelman, a Jewish pharmacist in the Soviet Union who has been seeking permission to emigrate since April, 1972, was recently granted that permission, according to information provided to the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry by the Union of Councils for Soviet Jews. Mrs. Epelman, whose husband. Michael, left in 1972, will leave the USSR soon with her 11-year-old daughter, Julia. The 33-year-old woman and her daughter have been subjected to repeated harassment by Soviet authorities, said the SSSJ, and her daughter even developed severe nervous symptoms from the pressures of that harassment. Mrs. Epelman’s husband is now a professor of mathematics at the University of the Negev.