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Soviet Jewry Day Proclaimed in Latin America; Meetings Scheduled in Jewish Communities

August 12, 1970
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The Jewish communities of Latin America have proclaimed tomorrow to be Soviet Jewry Day throughout the continent, the American Jewish Congress announced here today. The date was chosen because it is the anniversary of the execution of 23 Jewish intellectuals in the USSR during the Stalin regime. Soviet Jewry Day will be devoted to meetings and seminars in all the communities of Latin America at which the present situation of Jews in the Soviet Union will be analyzed and discussed. It is further proposed that these meetings or seminars should be followed up with regional conventions and that in each country there should be set up active commissions with ongoing programs for the defense of the rights of Soviet Jews.

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