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  • Soviet Jews Appeal to Brezhnev; Some Obtain Exit Visas

    Isaac Shkolnik’s appeal against a ten-year prison sentence, scheduled to be heard by the Supreme Court in Moscow today, has been postponed, Jewish sources in the Soviet Union reported. The official explanation was that the transcript of the case, tried in Vinnetsa, Ukraine last year, was not ready, the sources said. No new date for… More ▸

  • Leningrad Deputy Mayor, British Jews, in Verbal Clash over Soviet Jews

    Deputy Mayor Yevgeny Gogolev of Leningrad met with representatives of the local Jewish community in the Lord Mayor’s office today but failed to convince them that all was well with Jews in Leningrad and in the Soviet Union generally. The Russian official and Leningrad’s famed Kirov Ballet are visiting Manchester as guests of Lord Mayor… More ▸

  • Zalmanson Uncle Starts Hunger Strike Outside UN

    Avraham Zalmanson, a 50-year-old Israeli whose niece and nephews–Sylva Zalmanson, her husband Edward and her brothers Israel and Vulf–are serving long sentences in Soviet forced labor camps, began a hunger strike outside the United Nations today in the hope that by dramatizing their plight he could prompt the UN to intervene in their behalf. Zalmanson,… More ▸

  • Former Iata Official Deplores Favorable Publicity for Sylva Zalmanson

    Sir William P. Hildred, former-director-general-of-the-International Air Transport Association (IATA) protested in a letter published in The Times today against favorable publicity accorded Sylva Zalmanson Kuznetsov one of the defendants in the Dec. 1970 Leningrad hijack trials, now serving a ten-year prison sentence at a Soviet forced labor camp. “Whatever else she may have done (Zalmanson)… More ▸

  • Behind the Headlines Plight of Soviet Jewry on Film

    “Escape to the Sun,” the first motion picture to deal with the plight of Soviet Jews trying to emigrate to Israel and “based” on events leading up to the infamous Leningrad hijack trial in 1970, had its world premiere last night at the Criterion Theater. It is a controversial film. But the controversy, unfortunately, is… More ▸

  • Terrorists May Be Planning More Atrocities; Police on Alert

    Danish police stood guard today over oil refineries and other installations believed to be targets of Arab terrorists. Police also imposed strict controls at all land, sea and air entry points following an alert from West German police sources that terrorists were planning widespread acts of sabotage to back up their demand for the release… More ▸

  • Report Potma Prisoners on Hunger Strike

    Jewish sources in the Soviet Union reported today that nine Jewish prisoners at the Potma labor camp went on a hunger strike June 15 in support of a series of demands which included a review of their sentences and transfer to a different camp, according to the National Conference for Soviet Jewry. June 15 marked… More ▸

  • Heavy Demand Reported for Soviet Jewry Exhibit

    The Greater New York Conference for Soviet Jewry said today that hundreds of requests have come in for a portable exhibit titled “Crisis and Survival: The Plight of Soviet Jews.” The exhibit was officially unveiled in the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. last Thursday at ceremonies attended by 50 Congressmen of both parties. So far… More ▸