First Jews from Bukhara Arrive for U.S. Settlement
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First Jews from Bukhara Arrive for U.S. Settlement

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A family of four Soviet Jews arrived this evening at Kennedy Airport as the first to be granted exit permits from the Soviet province of Bukhara, the United Hias Service, their sponsors, has reported. They are Avner and Alizaveta Alishaiev, and their children, Eduard, 21, and Zoya, 20. They were reunited with Mrs. Alishaiev’s uncle, Efraim Simhayoff of Flushing, N.Y.

A Hias spokesman said the settlement of the four newcomers will be provided for by the New York Association for New Americans. After the uncle visited his niece in Bukhara five years ago, he began proceedings with Hias which resulted in their arrival in the US. The four are beneficiaries of the parole authority of the US Attorney General, the spokesman for the worldwide Jewish emigration agency said. Bukhara is a USSR republic in Middle Asia.

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