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losif Begun, the 51-year-old Jewish engineer and unofficial teacher of Hebrew in Moscow, is sentenced by a court in Vladimir to seven years imprisonment to be followed by five years of internal exile for “anti-Soviet” activities.

Some 6,000 Argentine Jews and non-Jews march without incident in Buenos Aires in a rally sponsored by the Jewish Movement for Human Rights to urge government action amidst a growing number of anti-Semitic incidents and violations of human rights in Argentina.

Raul Alfonsin, co-founder of the Argentine Permanent Assembly for Human Rights and the candidate of the Radical Civic Union, a middle class party, wins the presidential elections in Argentina, bringing about “a note of relief and optimism” to the Argentine Jewish community.

Jim Keegstra, the former high school teacher who taught his classes that the Holocaust was a hoax and that Jews were behind all evil in the world, is decisively defeated in his bid for re-election as mayor of Eckville, an Alberta farming community 65 miles south west of the provincial capital of Edmonton.

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