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May 07, 1971 - Image 26

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1971-05-07

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Report New Trial Date Set for Riga Jew; Harrassments Continue

of a. new trial date of Soviet Jews
in Riga, increased harassment of
Soviet Jews and the murder of a
Soviet Jew were published here
in Undercover, a publication of
the Soviet Jewry Committee of the
Jewish Community Council of
Greater Washington.
According to the reports, the
trial of Riga Jews, which had been
scheduled for April, has been
reset for May 24.
Harassment and arrests of So-
viet Jews who applied for exit
permits to emigrate to Israel have
continued unabatedly, Undercover
reported. Yefim Sevela, the Mos-
cow Jewish movie director, has
been placed under surveillance of
Soviet police and subjected to of-
ficial harassment ever since he
submitted a request to the authori-
ties for an exit permit to Israel.
On April 16 he was informed that
his case would be reviewed. In-
formed sources have reported that
members of the film industry in
the United States and other West-
ern countries are seeking to in-
tercede with the Soviet authorities
on his behalf.
Lazar Liubarski, 45, whose ad-
dress was given as 11 Prospect
Stacikx, Rostov, has been placed
under arrest. He is charged with
anti-Soviet propaganda following
his request • for - an exit visa to

ground. Her expulsion followed her
request to the university adminis-
tration for a character reference
which, she had explained, had
been required by Ovir in connec-
tion with her application for an
emigration visa to Israel.
LONDON (JTA)—Soviet authori-
ties did not interfere but watched
from a distance when more than
1,000 Riga Jews participated in a
pilgrimage to the graves of mar-
tyrs of the Nazi era on the out-
skirts of the city Saturday.
According to information re-
ceived here, the pilgrimage at-
tracted many more local Jews
than in previous years. The kad-
dish (prayer for the dead) was
recited by a Jew identified as Ilya
Wallach. Other ritual prayers were
intoned by Yosif, Mendelovitz and
Goldsmidt. The report did not give
their first names.
Murder of Georgian Jew
Condemned; Bodes Ill for
Emigration From Georgia
der of a Jewish hatmaker in the
Soviet Georgian village of Gudauta
was condemned as an anti-Semitic
act by the Association of Immi-
grants from Soviet Georgia meet-
ing here. The victim was Shalom
Khakmishvili. The emigres said
his murder bodes ill for the fu-
ture of Georgian JewS who want
to immigrate to Israel.
The Soviet Embassy in London
A Polish student, Marina Kans- accepted a letter from a group of
•urg of Cracow, has been dismissed 35 Jewish women who had been
from 'the Cracow University where maintaining a vigil for the release
she was a fourth year student of of Roiza Palatnik, a Jewish girl in
philology, according to Under- Odessa imprisoned last Dec. 1

Mother's Dar

We 'sound the same way on the phone
We even laugh the same
We look like all the generations
Who have borne this name.
You use my curlers, wear my hats
And scarves both bold and pale
I wonder if perhaps some day
You'll use my wedding veil!
You fix my hair and tie my bows
And when we talk it seems
We feel the same toward many things
The same hopes, the same dreams.
You are a mirror of my past
The giddy times, the fun
And awkward moments, tender, shy
I think back to each one.
You've told me all about the days
When folks called you a kid
You've been provoked I'm doing things
You've t6ld me that you did .
Mother :
When there are times I criticize
Too much advice, too stern
It is because I've been there, too,
And want to help you learn
To know life as I know it now
With much more joy than pain
Where every sacrifice foi• good
Is never made in vain.
I've watched you cook and clean and sew
With energy anew
For comforting and counseling--
I plan to copy you!
You've taught me oh, so. many things
To sing and work and pray—
So many things to thank you for
This Happy Mother's Day.
One special day is not enough
I thank you—constantly!
Nor is one day enough to list
The joys you bring to me!

after she applied for an exit visa.
The embassy refused the women's
request for a meeting with an offi-
cial. According to reliable sources,
all efforts to obtain her release
have failed. Several lawyers seek-
ing to defend her in court have
been warned off the case. The
sources said the girl has been on
a hunger strike for several days
and is in poor health. A 24-year-
old MoscOw Jew, Alexander
Z h e n i n, was reported to be
confined to a mental hospital after
his arrest several days ago while
playing Hebrew records on his
JDL'ers Protest Arrest of Soviet
Jews; 7'7 Jailed During
Sit-In at Soviet Mission
Close to 400 Jewish Defense
League members picketed Sunday
across the street from the United
Nations in protest against the
arrest of a Soviet Jew, Leonard
Kilchinsky, on charges of promul-
gating anti-S o v i e t propaganda.
Later that day, the demonstrators
obstructed traffic for more than
an hour by staging a sit-down a
block away from the Soviet Mis-
sion to the UN, which culminated
in the arrests of '77 persons.
At the Dag Hammarskjold
Plaza near the UN, the youthful
pickets marched around in an
orderly fashion in a large area
cordoned off and ringed by police.

According to Eli Schwartz, JDL
national youth chairman, Kil-
chinsky had been inducted into the

Red Army following his renuncia-
tion of his Soviet citizenship. Kil-
chinsky smuggled out several let-
ters to Western countries deploring
the oppressive policies of the So-
viet Union and was subsequently
"He was a r r e s t e d," said
Schwartz, "on charges of spread-
ing anti-Soviet propaganda. We
are here today to demand his re-
lease." After the picketing at the
plaza, a large contingent of dem-
onstrators marched toward the
Soviet Mission. They were stopped
a block away from the mission
by police barricades where they
were insrtucted by Schwartz to sit
down in the streets.
Various Jewish student groups
marked May Day with demon-
strations protesting the plight of
Soviet Jewry and demanding
that amnesty be granted to those
Soviet Jews held as political
prisoners in prison camps, men-
tal asylums and in jail awaiting
More than 60 members of the
Radical Zionist Alliance, an um-
brella group of various Jewish

student groups, marched Saturday to the French harbor of LeHavre.
near the Soviet Mission to the UN zinsky, which is on an official visit
waving placards that charged the to the French harbor of LeHavre.
Soviets with betraying the ideals The students, who carried posters
of the revolution, among which, calling for the right of emigration
the protestors a s s e r t e d, self- for Russia's Jews, were cut loose
determination for all peoples.
by the police. Recently, a number
On Friday, 50 members of the of young Jews locked themselves
Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry inside an iron cage in front of the
(SSSJ) also demonstrated in front vessel to symbolically demonstrate
of the Soviet Mission, bearing a the plight of Soviet Jewry. The in-
black maypole from which a noose cident took place as the Soviet
and blue-and-white streamers were Ambassador to France, Valerian
Zorin, came to visit the ship. A
More Jews Reach Israel;
half dozen of the youths were ar-
Many Are Professionals
rested but were released during
TEL AVIV (JTA) — Another the night.
planeload of Jewish immigrants Woman Who Applied for Exit
from Russia landed at Lydda Air- Languishing in Soviet Jail
port Sunday on an El Al flight
NEW YORK (JTA) — A Jewish
from Vienna. They were reported woman in Odessa who applied for
to include families from Tiflisi, an exit visa to go to Israel has
Moscow, Riga and Vilna. The exact been in jail for nearly six months
number of immigrants was not without trial or formal charges
disclosed. Officials said there brought against her, the JTA
were many academicians, construc- learned from informed sources,
tion engineers, chemists and other which said that Roiza Palatnik,
professionals among _the new ar- said to be in her '20s, was arrested
last Dec. 1. She went on a hunger
(In a cabled story to the New strike on April 22.
York Times from Moscow, Bernard
Miss Palatnik was put under sur-
Gwertzman quoted reliable West- veillance by the KGB, the Soviet
ern diplomatic sources as stating Secret police, after she applied
that 1,300 Russian Jews migrated for a visa. Last Oct. 14 police
to Israel in April. He reported searched her home, where they
that 50 left in January, 130 in found Hebrew language textbooks,
February and 1,000 in March, a book of Jewish history, an article
making the total for the four on Einstein and Zionism and arti-
months approximately 2,500. His cles on kibutz life and higher
report also stated that to leave education in Israel, the sources
Russia a Jew must pay 500 said. The material was in both
rubles—$555—to be permitted to Russian and Hebrew.
give up his USSR citizenship and Film Depicts Underground
an additional 400 rubles—$444- Holding Israel Celebration
because he is traveling to a capi-
talist country).
unique underground film a..juggled
55 Swedish Notables
out of the Soviet Union has been
Issue Appeal in Sweden
received -by the Southern Califor-
STOCKHOLM (ZINS)—Fifty-five nia Council for Soviet Jews and the
of Sweden's outstanding cultural California Students for Soviet Jews.
personalities, including screen di- The film "Let My People Go" was
rector Ingmar Bergman, Nobel produced during and after the Len-
Prize author Par Lagerkvist and ingrad trials last December and
the head of Sweden's state church, includes clips of film of Moscow
Archbishop Ruben Josefson, have Jews holding their own clandestine
written the Soviet Embassy in Israel Independence Day celebra•
Stockholm appealing for govern- tion in a forest outside the Soviet
ment steps against the rise of anti- capital city.
Semitism in the Soviet Union, ac- Treatment of Soviet Jews
cording to News from Sweden. Protested to Dobrynin
They expressed "deep concern" in
BALTIMORE (JTA)—A- petition
learning "about a new wave of with more than 1,700 signatures
persecution of the Jews in the So- protesting the treatment of Jews
viet Union, supported by leading in the Soviet Union was mailed
personalities, politicians, officials to Anatoly F. Dobrynin, Soviet
and authorities." This bore "ob- ambassador to the United States,
vious resemblances with earlier by Louis J. Fox, chairman of the
types of anti-Semitism in Europe," Baltimore Committee for Soviet
said the group.
Jewry. This represented another
Students Chained to Soviet
package-of petitions that the com-
Ship Removed by Police
mittee has sent to Dobrynin, bring-
PARIS (JTA)—Four Jewish stu- ing the total number of signa-
dents chained themselves April 28 tures from Baltimore to 13,071.


A Jordanian Mother Babysits at Hadassah Hospital



Mrs. Sahara ,Ash Towil of East Jerusalem has a new lease on life. She is recovering
from surgery at Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center. Prof. Henry Romanoff, head of the Thoracic
and Vascular Surgery Unit, had arranged for the patient's mother to come from Amman, Jordan, to
care for the Towils' small children during her three-month hospitalization. Towil (left), a male nurse in
the First Aid§kipzifek thee OkLcitz,, said ,,91
'medical attention at Hadassah.




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