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Leningrad Refusnik Dies

August 10, 1979
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Leningrad refusnik Tamara loffe died last week, apparently the result of kidney failure, according to information received by the National Conference on Soviet Jewry. loffe, her husband, Yakov, and their child, first applied for an exit visa in May, 1976, and were refused the following January. Tamara had suffered from kidney failure and the most recent reports from Leningrad indicated she was about to start dialysis. Western doctors, notably those at the Cleveland (Ohio) Clinic, felt she would have been a good candidate for a kidney transplant.

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