NEW YORK (Jul. 27)
The son and daughter of Dina Zlotver, a Soviet Jewish activist who died of cancer last week in her hometown of Sverdlovsk, have appealed to the Soviet Union to allow their father to join them in Israel, the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry and the Union of Councils for Soviet Jewry reported today.
The daughter, Luba Bar Menachem, and the son, Vladimir Zlotver, said their mother “wanted to live in Israel with her children and grandchildren. For the last three years both she and our father, Isaac, have been suffering from cancer. Yet the responsible authorities refused and refused and refused again and again to give them permission to leave. There was no reason to refuse this permission. They are in possession of no secrets. Both were ailing and now our father is alone, his beloved wife Dina, our mother, is dead.” Noting that their father now has no one to care for him, his children urged Americans to “use whatever influence you can to persuade the Soviet authorities to let him (their father) go immediately. Do not let our father, Isaac Zlatner, die alone in Sverdlovsk.”