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Pin-ups for Soviet Activists


Mrs. Irma Wolf of Amsterdam has found a novel way to ease the hardships of Jewish activists and other dissidents in Soviet prisons and labor camps. She mails them picture postcards of scantily clad young women.

The pin-ups may raise the spirits of the prisoners. But their purpose, according to Wolf is to barter with guards for urgently needed extra food and other items that they cannot purchase or receive from outside. The cards also show the prisoners they are not forgotten, Wolf says.

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