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it in the past—to make Israel
into the citadel of international
Zionist reaction" and to, draw
the Jewish people into "the strag-
gle against the 'friendship of
peoples and the policy of peace
This was disclosed in a letter
by Samuel Krakow, international
relations director of the American
Red Cross, in a letter to Rabbi
Gilbert L Klaperman, chairman of
the Greater NeW-York Conference
on Soviet Jewry.
Meanwhile, six Jews in Soviet
Georgia have sent a letter to Israel
reprimanding those Georgian Jew-
ish emigres who have expressed
the wish to return to the USSR and
urged the Israeli government to
take special steps to help Geor-
gian Jews adapt to Israeli life,
it was reported by the Student
Struggle for Soviet Jewry.
The letter stated that "you who
wish to return thought you would
get rich in Israel, but the vast ma-
jority of Georgian Jews want only
to enrich Israel."
The letter, according to the
SSSJ, asked the ministry of ab-
sorption to assist Georgian Jews
by broadcasting from Israel in
Georgian and by providing those
who emigrate to Israel with Geor-
gian-Hebrew dictionaries as well
RABBI JACOB N. KRANZ
You may choose to attend
any of the follwing classes:
A—Reading and understanding
Rabbi Y. Kagan
B—Laws & Reason for Kashrus
wonder Mrs. R. Kogan
(from and English text)
as special books for Georgians to
"We are certain that the Jews
of Georgia will prove themselves he applied for emigration himself
loyal sons of Israel," the letter last June.
The National Conference called
"said, concluding: "We shall see
on the Soviet minister of culture,
you soon in our homeland."
More than 300 Soviet Jews, the visiting the United States to ex-
largest group of immigrants to ar- pand U.S.-Soviet cultural exchange,
rive on a single flight, landed to help give Soviet Jews the cul-
here Tuesday morning on an El Al tural rights and the freedom of
747 jumbo jet
which they are now deprived.
Officials said the size of the
The conference directed its ap-
group did not indicate increased peal at Yekaterina A. Furtseva,
emigration from the USSR but was the Soviet minister of culture, who
due to a 24-hour strike Sunday by was here to open a Soviet art
ground crew maintenance workers exhibit in Washington, D.C.
which halted all El Al flights.
Maass called upon Mrs. Furt-
The emigres came from all
seva that on her return to the
parts of Russia, including one fam-
she "help alleviate exist-
ily from Hungary. The size of the
ing tensions by seeking imme-
group caused a jam at the air-
diate unconditional release of
port and took five hours to clear
all Jewish prisoners of conscience
rotting in labor camps."
The absorption ministry an-
nounced that it was increasing
from $1,190 • to $1,900 the grants
paid Israeli families for providing
and board for a single immi-
(from a Hebrew text)
grant relative until he can make
lostroctw Rabbi 1. Kranz
his own way. Families that accept
an entire family of relations from
abroad will receive a $2,900 grant.
March 6-13-20-27 at 8:00 p.m.
Inquiry Committee to Probe
Conditions In Labor Camp;
If you would like to join a Follows Palatnik Hunger Strike
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Jewish
class please return this form. sources in the Soviet Union report-
ed that the hunger strike of Roiza .
1 Palatnik and worldwide protests
by Jews over conditions in the
forced labor camp where the
Odessa librarian is serving a two-
year sentence for alleged anti-So-
viet activities has borne some
am interested in class
The chief prosecutor of the
Ukraine has set up a committee of
inquiry to look into camp condi-
tions. Four prison wardens have
I been fired for sadistic treatment
of prisoners, the sources said.
Miss Palatnik also is appar-
ently permitted to wear a Star
of David to indicate that she is
(please check one)
a political prisoner, not a crimi-
isarsciar Rabbi T. Teitelbaum
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The National Conference on So-
viet Jewry has learned that the
Supreme Court of the Russian
Republic (RSFSR) has turned
down the appeal of Boris Azerni-
kov and upheld his 31/2 year
prison sentence. The appeal was
heard some time last week, ac-
cording to the conference.
Azernikov, a 25-year-old Jewish
dentist, was tried and convicted
for alleged "anti-Soviet" activity
and sentenced to a strict regime
His conviction was based on al-
legedly "incriminating" docu-
ments found in a search of his
apartment: a book of poems by
the Hebrew poet, Hayim Nahman
Bialik, a Hebrew calendar and
a copy of a letter protesting the
denial of visas to Soviet Jews.
Dr. Azernikov had testified on
behalf of Jews in the Leningrad
trials, but was not arrested until
Nevertheless, she is enduring
great hardship, the sources said.
Her job is to make button-holes
and her quota is 3,000 a day.
She can manage only 2,000, and
as a result her meager diet has
been reduced. Roiza Palatrult's 23-
year-old sister, Katya, arrived in
Israel last Friday. She said that
Roiza was jailed along with prosti-
tutes and drug addicts and that
the wardens incite other prisoners
to mistreat her.
The International Committee of
the Red Cross has "been in touch
with the Alliance , of oRed Cross
and Red Crescent Societies of the
USSR inquiring about the health
and welfare of specific individuals
now being held in detintion cen-
ters of the USSR."
Maass also called for the easing
of emigration procedures.
The conference has learned of
continuing instances of harassment
of Soviet Jews and of Soviet author-
ities minimizing the martyrdom of
Jews in the Holocaust. On Jan. 3,
marking the 30th anniversary of
the slaughter of 17,000 Jews in a
field near a tractor factory in
Kharkov in the Ukraine, a group
of Jews requested permission to
hold a rally at the grave site
where all the dead are buried.
The town's authorities refused, on
the grounds that rallies could be
held only on officially recognized
In spite of this, a few Jewish
families from Kharkov went to the
cemetery on Jan. 3 and left flow-
ers. The police were waiting there
for them. They checked their iden-
tifications and then let them go.
On Jan. 6, four Kharkov Jews
were summoned to the KGB and
told to stop sending information
abroad as to what is happening
in Kharkov, otherwise they would
be in trouble.
The four Jews immediately re-
sponded to this threat by issuing
a report about their confrontation
with the KGB.
Scherer•Says Soviet Charges
Ridiculous; Reports KGB
Arrested Four Kiev Jews
COPENHAGEN (JTA) — Rep.
James H. Schener, the first U.S.
congressman ever expelled from
the Soviet Union, said here that
Soviet charges against him were
The Bronx Democrat met with
newsmen en route home to the
U.S.- Evasion orders were served
on him in Moscow last Thursday on
grounds that be had "encouraged
Soviet citizens to leave their father-
was visiting the Soviet
Union as a member of a congres-
sional group studying Russian edu-
cational institutions. But he also I ions at first band.
used the occasion to meet with He said that the KGB, the Sovie
Soviet Jews to learn of their contli-
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