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Soviet Anti-Semitism

  • Symposium Told Anti-semitism Pervades All Areas in the USSR

    An international symposium on anti-Semitism in the Soviet Union stressed today that this policy has now seeped into everyday life and has contaminated such sectors as literature, science and the media. The symposium met here for a two-day special session under the chairmanship of Leon Dulzin, chairman of the World Zionist Organization and Jewish Agency… More ▸

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    French philosopher and writer Jean-Paul Sartre will participate with World Zionist Organization chairman Leon Dulzin Sunday to open a world conference in Paris about anti-Semitism in the Soviet Union, a Jewish Agency official said Tuesday. Four Nobel Laureates will take part in the conference, which will deal with modern Soviet anti-Semitism, its causes and its… More ▸

  • Soviet Anti-semitism at Science Fair

    Officials of the Ontario Science Center have demanded that the Soviet space exhibit at the Center stop distributing all literature after discovering that the Soviets were handing out an anti-Semitic booklet entitled “The Sword of David.” The 78-page booklet states that the Torah and Talmud contain advice to Jews recommending deception of non-Jews and taking… More ▸

  • 200,000 People in Soviet Jewry Rally

    Thousands of Jews and non-Jews from the Greater New York area and beyond marched down Broadway from City Hall to Battery Park where they joined many thousands more in a demonstration of Support for Soviet Jewry. The crowd was estimated at 200,000 by the Greater New York Conference on Soviet Jewry (GNYCSJ)which has sponsored the… More ▸

  • World-wide Solidarity Week for Soviet Jews Slated for Dec. 5-12

    The Presidium of the Brussels Conference for Soviet Jewry ended a two-day meeting here today with a decision to hold a world-wide “solidarity week” for Soviet Jews from December 5-12. The occasion will be used for seminars, demonstrations, exhibitions and a public information campaign. Yosef Almogi, chairman of the Jewish Agency and World Zionist Organization… More ▸

  • Trepper Warns of Nazi Propaganda in Germany, Soviet Anti-semitism

    Leopold Trepper, the former World War II spy who infiltrated the Gestapo, said yesterday that people are making a great mistake in not adequately fighting Nazi propaganda among German youth and anti-Semitism in the Soviet Union, both of which he feels are widespread. Trepper spoke at a press conference at the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai… More ▸

  • Jewish Heritage Week Launched

    The New York Board of Education today launched its first Jewish Heritage Week with a program of drawings, songs, music, readings and dance by school children. The program took place at the Board’s headquarters in Brooklyn. Richard Ravitch, president of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, which had been instrumental in getting the… More ▸

  • Vance to Be Given List of Pocs. Refusniks Before Going to Moscow

    Prior to his departure for the Soviet Union. Secretary of State Cyrus Vance will be given tomorrow a list of hard-core Soviet Jewish refusniks and Prisoners of Conscience from Eugene Gold, chairman of the National Conference on Soviet Jewry, and Rabbi Alexander Schindler, chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. The… More ▸

  • Zavurov Appeal is Due to Be Taken Up Soon by a Soviet Court

    A Soviet court will take up soon the appeal for Amner Zavurov, a 26-year-old Uzbek Jew who has been sentenced to three years in prison, the Greater New York Conference on Soviet Jewry has learned. Zavurov was sentenced Jan. 13 for parasitism, hooliganism and lacking internal identity papers. According to GNY CSJ, Zavurov, his brother… More ▸

  • Chief Moscow Rabbi Says Soviet Jews Drawing Closer to Religion

    The Chief Rabbi of Moscow said last night that young Jews in the Soviet Union are “drawing closer to religious life” without being pressed to do so. Rabbi Jacob Fishman, who officiates at Moscow’s Central Synagogue, arrived in the U.S. yesterday as part of a delegation of nine Soviet clergymen, headed by Metropolitan Jubenaly, one… More ▸