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Remove Math and Computer Conferences from Poland, Two Groups Urge

January 22, 1982
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The Center for Russian and East European Jewry and the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry (SSSJ) have called upon the chairmen of the International Mathematical Union, located in Paris, and the American Association for Computer Machinery, based in New York, not to hold their 1982 international gatherings in Poland unless martial law is lifted, those arrested are freed, and the anti-Semitic campaign is halted.

The IMU and AACM had planned gatherings in Poland, especially the International Congress of Mathematicians in Warsaw and an international symposium on computer sciences in Gdansk, formerly Danzig, as a sign of support for Solidarity.


The Center and the SSSJ reported that while only a tiny percentage of those interned in Poland have so far reached the West, they are known to include the following of Jewish origin: Historian Stefan Amsterdamski; historian Marion Brandys; veteran publicist Ludwig Dorn, in his 80s; historian Broneslow Geremek; writer Jan Letinski; leading intellectual Adam Michnik; scholar Karal Modzelewski; and writer V.Moroslski.

The Center and the SSSJ noted that the following, if not already arrested, are in danger of being apprehended: Cardiologist Marek Edelman, already arrested and released a month ago; scholar Ana Hochfeld; journalist Simon Jakubowicz; philosopher Marian Mialoyan; writer Arthur Miedzyrzecki; Warsaw University rector Henry Samsonowicz; and Spanish War veteran Barbara Torunczyk.

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