Search JTA's historical archive dating back to 1923

French Jews in Plea to Brezhnev

June 23, 1977
See Original Daily Bulletin From This Date

French Jewish leaders appealed to Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev to allow Soviet Jewry freedom to emigrate and observe their own cultural traditions yesterday in a message marking the end of his two-day state visit to France.

Chief Rabbi Jacob Kaplan led a delegation of the Representative Council of French Jews (CRIF) through a police cordon up to the entrance of the Soviet Embassy where they handed over their letter.

Recommended from JTA