Soviet Anti-Semitism

  • Plans for Brussels Confab Outlined

    Plans for a major world conference to mobilize international action against the “ever-harsher” treatment of Jews in the Soviet Union were announced today by the American co-sponsors of the event. The assembly will be held in Brussels Feb. 17-19, with more than 1000 delegates expected from 20 countries. Former Israeli Premier Golda Meir will serve… More ▸

  • Goldmann; Soviet Jewry is a Major Issue Confronting World Jewry

    Declaring that the future of three million Jews in the Soviet Union is one of the major issues confronting world Jewry today, Dr. Nahum Goldmann, president of the World Jewish Congress, charged tonight that the Jewish people committed two errors in attacking the problem. One was over-reaction and exaggerated acts against the Soviet regime and… More ▸

  • Behind the Headlines Soviet Anti-Semitism is Official

    Yevgead Yevtushenko, Soviet post-playwright. told "a terrible lie" when he asserted there is no official anti-Semitism in he Soviet Union, says Dr. Yuri Glazov. Philologist and Odontologist who recently emigrated to New York from Moscow Via Rome. "Yevtushenko knows he is not speaking the truth." Glazov said in an interview with the Jewish Telegraphic Agency… More ▸

  • News Brief

    Ten Jewish activists in Kiev went on a hunger strike Monday to demand action on their applications for exit visas. The strike is taking place in the home of Yuli Tartakovsky, an engineer, according to the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry. An SSSJ spokesman said it learned of the hunger strike from the Cleveland Council… More ▸

  • 20th Year of Intellectuals’ Massacre Marked in Many Cities

    David Markish, son of the Jewish poet, Peretz Markish, who was murdered in 1952 with 23 other Soviet Jewish intellectuals by Stalin, said Kaddish in Hebrew yesterday at a Moscow crematorium in one of many observances throughout the world of the 20th anniversary of the executions. More than 50 Jews attended the service at the… More ▸

  • Clerk Union Assails ‘farcical Trials’ Against Russian Jews

    The 650,000-member Retail Clerks International Association is sending President Nixon its expression of support for Soviet Jewry, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency was informed today by Walter Davis, executive assistant to union president James T. House-wright. The support is contained in a resolution recommended by the union’s executive board and unanimously adopted by the 1100 delegates… 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 ▸

  • Rabbi Yehuda Leib Levin, Chief Rabbi of Moscow, Dies at 78

    Chief Rabbi Yehuda Leib Levin of Moscow–the Russian capital’s only rabbi during the past three years–died there today at the age of 78. He leaves his wife, three grown daughters and 15 grandchildren. Reports reaching here this afternoon from Moscow gave conflicting causes of death. Some attributed it to pneumonia, others to cancer of the… More ▸

  • Mikhail I. Romm, Soviet Jewish Film Director, Dies at 70

    Mikhail I. Romm, the well-known Soviet Jewish film director who spoke out publicly against Soviet anti-Semitism, died Monday in Moscow at the age of 70. At a meeting of film and theater personnel at the end of 1962, Romm compared repression of Judaism with repression of artistic expression. He charged that the official word “cosmopolite”… More ▸