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U.S. Officials Visit Warsaw Ghetto Site

June 2, 1972
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United States Secretary of State William P. Rogers today visited the monument erected at the site of the Warsaw Ghetto in memory of the Jews who perished fighting German troops there. Rogers was accompanied by Assistant Secretary of State Martin J. Hillenbrand, the newly named ambassador to West Germany; Walter J. Stoessel, Jr., ambassador to Poland, and Peter Johnson, special assistant to Rogers.

The visit, Johnson said, was part of a 45-minute tour of the city by the group made at short notice without informing the press in advance. The group spent five or ten minutes at the memorial, he said. Trybuna Ludu, Poland’s official newspaper, published today a story headed “Tragedy at Israel Airport at Lod” and told of what it called the “massacre” there.

The trial of Yuri Brind began today in Kharkov, according to the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry. No information was immediately available on what happened. The SSSJ also reported that Aleksander Zhenin and his wife, Etta Bonder, Jewish activists who were jailed for refusing to testify against the defendants in the Kishinev trial, have been allowed to leave the Soviet Union for Israel. The couple were sentenced last Aug. to a six-month term.

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