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6000 Rally for Soviet Jewry

October 3, 1972
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Nearly 6000 persons rallied here last night on behalf of Soviet Jewry in a torchlight parade sponsored by the Committee on Soviet Jewry of the Chicago Community Council of Jewish Organizations. The march began with 1500 persons at the Chicago Loop Synagogue and continued to the Civic Center Plaza, where more than 4000 others waited. This was the fourth annual such parade. Last year 3000 attended.

Saul Silverstein, chairman of the Committee on Soviet Jewry read a telegram from Sen. George Mc-Govern (S.D.), the Democratic Presidential candidate, expressing “concern” for the “threat to human rights” posed by the “unconscionable ransom” levied on would-be Soviet emigrants. McGovern asked President Nixon to “end his silence” on the issue.

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