Freedom of Jews in Ilungary,tioniania Related by A bram
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Friday, July 15, 1966-7
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Sabbath, using two synagogues
In making the statement, David by means of Jewish education and
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I. Mannar did not refer by name Jewish cultural expression in
NEW YORK—The president of standing side by side.
Abram said he regretted the to the Soviet Union, as is the literature and art."
the American Jewish Committee
spoil many pairs of shoes.—Rus-
challenged the Soviet Union fact that one exception to the free- protocol at United Nations meet-
He noted that many of the Jew- sian proverb.
Wednesday to grant religious and doms accorded Jews in Hungary ings, referring only to "a large ish families in Russia had been
cultural freedom to its Jewish citi- and Romania appeared to be the Jewish community subjected to separated from members in the
zens equal to that existing in Hun- policy of the two governments not disabilities, particularly in the Nazi holocaust and that in Israel
to permit emigration to other fields of Jewish culture and
gary and Romania.
"many thousands of families have
countries. The AJCommittee presi-
been appealing to the government
Morris B. Abram, who returned dent said he thought the major rea- religion."
for assistance" in bringing about
last weekend from a trip to Hun- son for the Soviet Union's failure
gary, Romania and Israel, told a to provide religious and cultural in number and limited in scope" reunion of such families. He called
press conference here that despite freedom to Jews was the global and mentioned specifically, "the it a "manifest, humane duty" for
the fact that the Hungarian and power politics of the USSR which printing of a number of books in the Soviet authorities to grant the
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pursuits of the Jewish communi-
changes indicated "a positive
responsiveness" on the part of
In his report, based on visits to
Soviet authorities "to certain
rural areas and meetings with lead-
aspects of the question," it did
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and cultural rights of the Jews„ five Italian Jewish leaders issued freedom be given to the people of
why can't the USSR?" Abram an appeal to all Jews and friends Vietnam. Grossman suggested that
asked, adding: "We are simply of Jews in Italy to make known to freedom be given to Jews in the
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The committee was made up of . The Soviet deputy premier re-
Astorre Mayer, president of the torted through an interpreter that
Abram met with Chief 'Rabbi Standing Conference of European there are Jews in the Soviet hiar-
Moses Rosen of Romania; Dr. Sei- Jewish Communities; Judge Sergio archy. Grossman snapped: "It is
fert Geza, president of the Board Piperno, president of the Union of not the hierarchy I am talking
of Deputies of Hungarian Jews; Italian Jewish Communities; Mario about, it is the common people."
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head of the Jewish Theological Jewish Community; Prof. 'Gian- that Jews in the USSR can worship
Seminary. The AJC elader said franco Tedeschi, president of the in their synagogues, "eat their
that the seminary "was doing fine Rome Jewish Community; and matzo" and occupy prominent posi-
work but had only six professors Bruno Zevi. They outlined a letter tions in science and other profes-
and ten students in all. In Ro- for that purpose which they urged sions.
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Grossman he was not sufficiently
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ago for lack of students."
The draft letter expresses best informed to discuss the subject.
thing can be the gayest, the most fun . . and that's the
Romania has some 70 Jewish wishes to the new envoy for a
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Communities, he reported, with an successful tour of duty in Rome. cited—don't get rattled." He told
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The communication then ex- Po yanski that Canadians are con-
estimated 120,000-130,000 Jews. In
the town of Vaslui, from which
the fact that Russian Jews are and other minority groups in Rus-
Abram's father emigrated in 1904,
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mit the re-union of Jewish fami-
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The letter acknowledged "the
condemnation of anti-Semitism" by
Soviet Premier Kosygin and the
article in Pravda, the Communist
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but stressed that "much more
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fundamental, serious and continu-
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