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Union of Councils for Soviet Jewry

  • News Brief

    Several long-time refuseniks have been given permission to emigrate from the Soviet Union, the Union of Councils for Soviet Jewry reported. They are: Victor Gliner and Alexander Yompolosky, from Leningrad; and Tatyana Levinson, Alexander Khazinov, Boris and Marina Shainus, Ala Abersomson and the Golkhberg and Rosenberg families, all of Moscow. More ▸

  • Late Bulletin Nudel Released from Exile

    Ida Nudel, the “angel” of the Soviet Jewish emigration movement, was released from her four years of exile in Siberia today and is on her way to Moscow, the Union of Councils for Soviet Jewry reported here today. Soviet Jewry groups have been urging the Soviet government to allow Ms. Nudel, 51, to join her… More ▸

  • Waxman Asks USSR to Permit His Cousin to Emigrate to Israel

    Rep. Henry Waxman (D. Calif.) has asked the Soviet government to permit his cousin, David Vaksman, a Soviet Jewish refusenik who lives in Kishinev, to emigrate to Israel. Waxman was joined last week by 72 other members of the House in a plea to Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev and Anatoly Dobrynin, the Soviet Ambassador to… More ▸

  • News Brief

    Dr. Victor Brailovsky, a leading Jewish activist in the Soviet Union, was arrested in Moscow Thursday, according to the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry and the Union of Councils for Soviet Jewry. The 45-year-old cyberneticist is editor of the Jewish Samizdat journal, “Jews in the USSR” and organizer of the unofficial weekly seminar for Jewish… More ▸

  • Jews Converge in Madrid to Support Rights of Soviet Jews

    Soviet Jewish activists and Jewish Circles working in conjunction with the Presidium of the Brussels Conference plan to launch an intensive campaign on behalf of Soviet Jewry this week. They have held back for several weeks while the United States delegation and other Western representative tried to save the European Conference for Security and Cooperation…. More ▸

  • News Brief

    Twelve Kiev Jewish activists have been arrested and sentenced to 15 days for “malicious hooliganism,” the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry and the Union of Councils for Soviet Jewry reported. More ▸

  • Death of a Refusnik

    The final chapter in what the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry (SSSJ) and the Union of Councils for Soviet Jewry (UCSJ) today called “one of the most tragic stories in the annals of the emigration movement” played itself out last Tuesday when refusnik Dr. Victoria Poltinnikov hung herself in her Novosibirsk apartment. Officials or a… More ▸