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  • Iosif Begun Sentenced to 3 Years Internal Exile

    The Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry confirmed today reports from Moscow that Jewish activist losif Begun has been sentenced to three years’ internal exile for allegedly “violating the internal passport regulations.” His trial, conducted yesterday, was marked by harassment of Western newsmen outside the courthouse, it was reported by the SSSJ and the Union of… More ▸

  • Appeal for Parent

    The son and daughter of Dina Zlotver, a Soviet Jewish activist who died of cancer last week in her hometown of Sverdlovsk, have appealed to the Soviet Union to allow their father to join them in Israel, the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry and the Union of Councils for Soviet Jewry reported today. The daughter,… More ▸

  • Sverdlin Receives Exit Visa

    Leningrad activist Vladimir Sverdlin has received an exit visa to Israel, the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry and Union of Councils for Soviet Jewry and Union of Councils for Soviet Jews learned from cables sent to his Western supporters. The 36-year-old engineer had recently been given a one-year suspended sentence following a police search of… More ▸

  • Trial of Leningrad Activist Called Latest Blow at Jewish Culture in USSR

    The trial of Vladimir Sverdlin, a Leningrad Jewish activist charged with possession of ammunition in his home, is scheduled to open this week, the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry and the Union of Councils for Soviet Jewry reported. They said Sverdlin, a construction engineer who has been out of work since applying for an exit… More ▸

  • Stern Readies Appeal

    Dr. August Stern, son of Dr. Mikhail Stern, sentenced in Vinnitsa on Dec. 31 to eight years imprisonment on charges of bribery, reported that in a telephone conversation with his mother in Vinnitsa yesterday, he received information that Dr. Stern’s attorney David Axelbandt, met with Dr. Stern at the labor camp at Kharkov for the… More ▸

  • Soviet Non-compliance on Emigration Provisions Will Be Monitored

    A system to monitor non-compliance by the Soviet Union with the emigration provisions of the Jackson Amendment was adopted by the Union of Councils for Soviet Jewry at its national convention held In Hempstead, N.Y. last weekend. “Despite the Soviet denial that an understanding was reached,” Mrs. Inez Weismann, the group’s president told the delegates,… More ▸

  • Behind the Headlines U.s.-ussr Negotiations on the Trade-emigration Issue in Last Stages Towards Acc

    Specialists at the Capitol on the trade-emigration issue confirm that the U.S.-Soviet negotiations are in their last stages toward an agreement but they vary considerably on important aspects. Leaders of organizations fighting for Soviet Jewry have unanimously asserted they will extend their vigilance and strive not to leave monitoring of emigration and Jewish conditions in… More ▸

  • Fast for Soviet Jews

    A round-the-clock ten-day hunger strike will be started opposite the Soviet Embassy here June 17 and will continue until President Nixon’s departure for Moscow for his third Soviet-American summit conference at which the Soviet Jewry issue is expected to be discussed. The Washington Committee for Soviet Jewry which is sponsoring the demonstration, said it will… More ▸

  • Ncsj Calls for ‘caution” During Brezhnev Visit

    Jerry Goodman, executive director of the National Conference for Soviet Jewry, confirmed today that his organization had asked the Southern California Council for Soviet Jewry to “exercise caution” in its demonstrations for Soviet Jewry when Communist Party Secretary Leonid I, Brezhnev visits President Nixon at the Western White House in San Clemente next week. Goodman… More ▸