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First Break in Hurok Bombing Case Expected by End of Jun, JTA Learns

June 8, 1972
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The first break in the 19-week-old Hurok bombing case is expected to occur by month’s end, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency learned today. Three members of the Jewish Defense League have been subpoenaed to appear in Federal Court June 30. Their lawyer, Barry Ivan Slotnick of Manhattan, declined to identify them other than to say two are males and one is female.

A Jewish secretary was killed and four people were injured in an explosion Jan. 26 in the offices of Sol Hurok, the Jewish impresario. Anonymous callers, referring to Hurok’s importation of Soviet artists, told news media: “This culture destroys millions of Jews, Cultural bridges of friendship will not be built over the bodies of Soviet Jews. Never slogan.” Although “Never again” is the JDL slogan, the group denied responsibility, deplored the incident and suggested it was the work of “Communist provocateurs.”

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