Glenn Richter

  • Protest Staged Outside Aeroflot Office on Behalf of Sylva Zalmanson

    A protest march was staged today outside the Manhattan office of Aeroflot, the Soviet airline, for 28-year-old Sylva Zalmanson Kuznetsov, the Soviet Jewish prisoner of conscience who has lost most of her hearing and sight and contracted tuberculosis in the Potma Labor camp. She was sentenced to a 10-year strict regime term during the first… More ▸

  • Demonstration at Bulgarian Mission

    Representatives of major Jewish organizations in the New York area demonstrated last night for almost three hours outside the Bulgarian Mission to the United Nations where top level Soviet officials were meeting at an official reception. The Greater New York Conference on Soviet Jewry coordinated the demonstration. Other organizations represented on the picket line included… More ▸

  • Jewish Activist Freed After Two-year Term in Potma Camp

    Hillel Shur, a Soviet Jewish activist who was arrested in August, 1970, has been released from the Potma labor camp after serving a two-year sentence, the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry said today. Glenn Richter, SSSJ coordinator, said the SSSJ had received that information from Rabbi Moses Sacks of Minneapolis who, Richter said, had a… More ▸

  • Mrs. Markish Says She Was Beaten in Moscow Synagogue During Kadish for Husband

    Esther Markish, the widow of writer Peretz Markish, who was killed in a Stalinist purge, told Israeli officials by telephone from Moscow today that she would register a complaint with the Soviet Committee for Religious Affairs for the violence she said she met with in a Moscow synagogue. Mrs. Markish, who along with her son… More ▸

  • Help Gavriel or Else! U.S. Govt. Installations Threatened by Un-named Parties, Sssj Spokesman Report

    Glenn Richter, national coordinator of the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency today that certain groups within the Jewish community which he did not name have threatened to take action against “US government installations” if the government does not act on behalf of Gavriel Shapiro, the Moscow Jewish activist facing trial…. More ▸

  • 20 Jewish Families Receive Visas

    Twenty Jewish families in Moscow have received visas to go to Israel, Jewish sources here said today. All the families had applied for emigration in recent months. There were apparently no significant activists among them. Glenn Richter of the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry, who recently reported that emigration from Moscow had been cut off,… More ▸

  • Jewish Student in Moscow Transferred to Political Prison

    Ilia Glezer, a student at Moscow University, was transferred Saturday to the Lefortova prison in Moscow, a prison for political prisoners, it was reported today by the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry. Glezer was arrested after the KGB searched his home on Feb. 7 and confiscated books on Jews and Judaic topics. Glenn Richter, national… More ▸

  • Jewish Campus Leaders Hold Strategy Conference on Issue of Soviet Jews

    About 200 Jewish campus leaders from 75 colleges and universities all over the country opened a three-day “strategy conference” here on the issue of Soviet Jews. The gathering at the Hillel House on the University of Maryland campus was organized by the B’nai B’rith Hillel Foundation and the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry. Its purpose,… More ▸