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The Jewish community of Santiago held a meeting on Aug. 12, the anniversary of the execution of Jewish writers in Moscow in 1952. Speakers included Gil Sinay, president of the Jewish community; Berl Grinberg, representing Polish Jews here; Dr. Eyzer Klorman of B’nai B’rith; Miguel Saidel on behalf of Chilean Jewish intellectuals; and Miss Tota Guiloff, president of the Committee for the Jews in the USSR. They condemned the crimes against the Soviet writers and protested against the situation of the Jews in the Soviet Union. They appealed for the release of Anatoly Shcharansky and other Jewish dissidents imprisoned in the USSR. The Chilean press and television reported widely on the heavily-attended memorial meeting.

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