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January 14, 1972 - Image 11

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1972-01-14

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Wth Ponersl!HH,sll
ng Hunger Strike at Potma

111E. DETROIT JEINISII MPS
Way, igiorary 14,.172-11

There are people who can do
all fine and heroic things but one:
LONDON (JTA)—Two Jewish ence of more than BOO that the Israel if the gates were thrown keep from telling their happinesses
prisonera-serVing 10-year sentences Soviet authorities were susceptible open.
to the unhappy. —Mark Twain

40-

at the. Potpie 'weed labor camp to the pressure-, of world opinion
Asked if he favored the tactics
-in Soviet Iladoviahaveheen pun- and that under the Soviet constitu- of the Jewish Defense League, he
ishecLJtaging--ri hunger strike tion they could grant amnesty or said that if the JDL was breaking
on :the- anniversary of the Lenin- reduce or commute the sentences American laws it should be tried
grad - hijack,- trial - at Which they of Jewish prisoners if they were accordingly.
were convicted.
Mrs. Averbuch said her fellow
The . Ave.rbuchs spoke at a re- prisoner, Sylva Zalmanson Kuznet-
According -to Jewish sources bi
the -Soviet Union, Anatoly Altman, ception given them by the Jewish soy, serving a 10-year sentence at
30, and Boris Penson, 26, went Community Council of Greater Potma, was still seriously ill. She
without food for seven days last Washington. -
said she learned from Mrs. Kuz-
month.
Averbuch said that many non- netsov's father that she was taken
Jews
in
-
the
Soviet
Union
sym-
recently
to a hospital, but merely
As punishment for "disobe-
dience" they have been confined pathized with -the Jewish struggle as a formality and returned to the
for
emigration
and
equal
rights.
prison camp without treatment or
to barracks and deprived of exer-
He said they were among the improved medical attention.
cise and free movement around
Soviet dissenters frying to demo- Sen. Muskie Presses Nixon
the camp, the sources said.
cratize life in the USSR. But he to Aid Israel for Absorbing
Jews in the western Ukrainian said the activities of world Jewry
Emigres From Soviet Union
town of Kbust, near Lemberg, have
remained the best hope of Jews
MIAMI (JTA—Sen. Edmund S.
been threatened with violence by
in Russia. He attributed the recent Muskie (D.,Me.) urged President
Ukrainian nationalists, according
liberalization of Soviet visa- policies Nixon Saturday to extend economic
to information reaching here.
to the efforts of Jews abroad and aid to Israel for the absorption of
The threats were contained in
the growing boldness of Jews in Jewish emigres from the Soviet
a poster discovered one morning Russia.
Union in order not to let "economic
in the local synagogue. It said,
Averbuch said it was difficult for disaster accomplish what war could
"Accursed Jews. Get out of our Jews to study Hebrew in the Soviet not."
motherland, the Ukraine. If you Union because few texts were
The Democratic presidential as-
do not leave, we swear to bring available and many of those sent pirant
who has entered the Florida
back the years of 1941-1944."
from abroad were confiscated.
presidential primary March 14, said
The warning was signed by the
He noted that Soviet Jews re- Nixon has the authority under the
"F reedom Union of the Indepen- ceived -packages sent from abroad Migration and Refugee Assistance
dent Ukraine." Police who were but complained that the type of Act of 1962 to designate Soviet
summoned removed the poster but aid was poorly coordinated.
refugees as recipients of American
a new one appeared the next day
Some Jews, he stated, who didn't aid.
with the same text and the words need packages were getting them,
Speaking at a news conference
added, "We shall have to use hand and others in need were not re- here, Muskie welcomed the deci-
grenades," the sources said. Local ceiving any. The Averbuchs spoke sion of Soviet officials to permit
authorities reportedly are conduct- in Russian and their remarks were increased Jewish emigration but
ing an investigation.
translated into English.
warned that it would impose a
Alexander Galich, a well-known
Replying to questions from the heavy burden on Israel.
composer of protest songs, was ac- audience, Averbuch contended that
"A country the size of Israel
cused of trying to persuade Soviet every Jew in Russia would go to with its heavy defense burdens can-
Jews to emigrate to Israel when
not afford the several hundred mil-
he was expelled from the Moscow
lion dollars that will be required
writers' organization, according to
for the anticipated influx of Soviet
a• well-informed source.
Jews," he said. ' --
The source said he was told that
Two Jewish GrNps Offer
Galich had fried to "corrupt"
to Provide Bahia frees. NY
Jews and other Soviet citizens.
to
Moscow Moral Spielman
LONDON (JTA)—Is emigration
Throughout the meeting, he was
NEW YORK (JTA)—The Greater
addressed of as - "Comrade Ga- to Israel the only solution for the New York Conference-
on Soviet
lich" (his professional name), but Falashas, the poverty - stricken Jewry in conjunction with the New
as "Comrade,.Ginzbure_,(bis sur- black Jews of Ethiopia, or should
name). Th talaterPreted by his they be regarded as a branch of
friends 404iiiidng been an attempt diaspora Jewry entitled to help
to empitasifee; the fact that he is , from the rest of -world Jewry hi
-rewishe:Mie_therefore potentially order . to
• better their lives where _f-The- lfgacaw Vaagoltue
disloyal tithe Soviet Union.
they live?
Without-a. irabbishice the •death of ,'
/Es etiiiiision was said to have
That question was debated here Ralibi'yehada LethAreiiit On Nov.
been posited-by a vote of 15-4.
following a slide lecture on ',the
Otie-ot.the aceusations was that Falashas- by David Kessler befois
The two. groups -made the offer
Gina, vilMfluisk,not. so far made the Society for Jewish Study.
in a - letter to Menatha -Maisano-
any UPplicatjUipinigrate- to Is-
Kessler disagreed with several yids, president of the thacow con-
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