Zalmanson in 14th Day of Hunger Strike Getting Progressively Weaker

Silva Zalmanson, whose hunger strike at the Isaiah Wall in front of the United Nations entered its 14th day today, is getting progressively weaker. Ms. Zalmanson is on a hunger strike to dramatize her appeal for the release of her husband, Eduard Kuznetsov, and her brothers Israel and Wolf Zalmanson, from Soviet labor camps.

With her face almost yellow and with heavy dark rings under her eyes. Ms. Zalmanson is so weak that her voice is hardly audible. With great effort she told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency today. “I am going to continue my hunger strike. I hope there will be some results.” Ms. Zalmanson has been urged by various officials–among them Israeli Foreign Minister Yigal Allon–to end her hunger strike, but so far she refuses to do so. The doctors who check her daily have also told her that her health is deteriorating and she must cease the hunger strike.

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