NEW YORK (May. 24)
Strong community support for a memorial to Col. Efim Davidovich, a Soviet Jewish war hero who died in Minsk on April 24 after suffering his eighth heart attack, was urged today by the Greater New York Conference on Soviet Jewry. Malcolm Hoenlein, Conference executive director, said that to commemorate his deep love for Israel, a memorial grove has been set aside in Davidovich’s name in the Soviet Jewry Freedom Forest.
By arrangement with the Jewish National Fund certificates for trees in the grove may be purchased through the Greater New York Conference at $3 per tree. Hoenlein said that “as a demonstration of our sympathy, and to let the Soviets know that we will never forget this martyr of the Jewish people, we urge that the certificates be sent to Davidovich’s family in Minsk. They should be sent via air mail to Mrs. Maria Davidovich, Kuybysheva 55-77, Minsk, Belorussia, USSR.”