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Soviet Jewry Week in Denver Proclaimed by Mayor, Governor

August 12, 1971
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This is Soviet Jewry Week in Denver, by proclamation of Gov. John Love and Mayor William McNichols. Mrs. Harry Hoffman, co-chairman of the Denver Committee of Concern for Soviet Jewry, said a memorial ceremony will be held at Babi Yar Park, believed to be the only city park commemorating the deaths of the 100,000 Jews slaughtered by the Nazis during the occupation of Kiev. The National Jewish Hospital has offered free treatment to Ruth Aleksandrovich, who is serving out a one-year term in Riga for alleged anti-Soviet activities. The Denver Public Library will open a Soviet Jewry exhibit Aug. 12. The 27,000 Jews here represent approximately 5.3 percent of the city’s population.

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