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uetroders Plan to Join Protest for Soviet
*MOVIE GUIDE Jews; Ailing Scientist's Father Appeals

THE DETROIT JEWISH NE WS

30—Friday, June 8, 1973

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NEIGHBORHOOD

HELD OVER—Clint Eastwood in

Americana Complex I, II, III

structions from Moscow. The
White House Says
wording of the letter sent by
Brezhnev Did Not
the Supreme Soviet to the
Pledge to Free Jews
Minsk prosecutor on May 22
WASHINGTON (JTA)—An hinted at an amnesty. The
informed White House source charges against the defend-
acknowledged to the JTA ants were neither dropped
that Dr. Henry Kissinger had nor declared unfounded.
names of "some" Jews held
U.S. Protest
in Soviet prisons when he
An editorial comment in
met
with
Soviet
Communist
Jewish sources also report-
Party Secretary Leonid I. Science Magazine of June 1
ed that Aleksander Tiemkin, Brezhnev in Moscow early in deals with the Russian-Jew-
a Soviet Jew whose 14-year-
May but that neither Brezh- ish situation under the head-
old daughter, Marina, was nev
nor any other Soviet offi- ing "U.S. - Soviet Pacts
abducted Feb. 19 and taken
cial
made any promises to Threatened by Scientists."
to a Communist youth camp
President
Nixon's emissary Touching upon the Levich
in Tuapse on the Black Sea,
case, the editorial points to
has appealed to "Jewish or- for releasing them.
the demands for justice stem-
The
source
also
said
that
ganizations throughout the
ming from the ranks of s,
the
Soviet
authorities
would
world," Soviet Communist
entists and declares:
Party Secretary Leonid I. have "no reason" to divulge U.S.-Soviet Pacts
their
intentions
regarding
Brezhnev and the procura-
Threatened by Scientists
All may not be smooth sailing
tor of the Tuapse Region, for their policy in this respect
the spate of United States-
but "just let it happen." Ac- for
Marina's release.
Soviet Union science agreements
cording to a press report concluded by President Nixon and
In his letter to Jewish or- originated in Washington, his emissaries in Moscow last
ganizations, Tiemkin related Brezhnev was planning to al- May. The opposition is coming
an unlikely source — the
that he has been told by the low about 1,000 acttvist Jews, from
scientists themselves.
director of Marina's school in presumably including about
A petition, signed by 150 gov-
Moscow that she is "being 50 in prisons, to leave for ernment scientists at NIH (Na-
tional Institutes of Health) de-
saved from your influence so Israel.
clares that the signers welcome
that she can be brought up
the new exchanges, but that their
The
report
also
said
that
"readiness, personal and profes-
as a Soviet girl."
Detroiters interested in
Brezhnev might raise the an- sional," to "welcome" the Soviet
here is "impaired" by
the cause of Soviet Jewry
Twenty-two New York area nual emigration rate of 'Sov- scientists
the authorities' treatment of
are being encouraged to
Congressmen have informed iet Jews for Israel from the scientists in that country. One
the originators of the petition,
participate in a demon-
the Greater New York Con- present level of about 31,000 of
Jack Cohen of NIH, says that its
stration June 17 when
ference on Soviet Jewry that to 36- to 40,000. The White careful wording implies a veiled
Brezhnev arrives in Wash-
they have urged President House source said he has no threat of non-cooperation with
agreements. He says that he
ington, D.C. The demon-
Nixon to stress the plight of information on that point. Dr. the
has heard of individual scien-
stration will take place at
Soviet Jews when he meets Kissinger met with Brezhnev tists who already have declined
to participate because of the
the Ellipse.
next month with Brezhnev. for four days to complete Soviet
government's actions.
arrangements
for
B•ezhnev's
A bus will leave for
The petition and reports of
In particular, the lawmak-
are the first
Washington Saturday eve-
ers asked that the President eight-day visit to the U.S. non-cooperation
sign of a chill in the warming
ning and return to Detroit
plead the case of Silva Zal- beginning June 18 when he relations between the two coun-
Sunday evening. To re-
tries in the fields of health and
manson who is currently will arrive in Washington.
science (Science, April 6). Cohen
serve a place on the bus,
serving 10 years at hard la- Report 324 Visas Requested
and other organizers on behalf
call the Jewish Commu-
of Jewish scientists in Russia
bor. Miss Zalmanson's story but Only 128 Granted
say that, despite such apparent
nity Council, 962-1880.
had been brought to the Con-
relaxations as the ending of the
TEL AVIV (JTA)—Jewish government education tax on
There also are plans
gressmen's attention by her
persons who try to emi-
afoot in Detroit for a
uncle, now a resident of New sources in the Soviet Union educated
grate to Israel, harassment of
peaceful "Freedom As-
York. She and her husband, reported that of 324 requests Russian Jewish scientists con-
sembly" if Br ezhn e v
also in prison serving a 15- for exit visas filed by Mos- tinues.
The most prominent example
makes his scheduled ap-
year sentence, were not po- cow Jews during the past of this continued harassment, ac-
four months, only 128 were cording to reliable sources, is
pearance here. Those who
litical activists.
granted. Soviet authorities the mistreatment of the family
wish to participate may
Benjamin V. Levich, one of
Among the Congressmen have claimed that 95 per cent of
contact Arnold Michlin,
the most prominent Soviet scien-
who
sent
the
letter
were
tists
to try to go to Israel, who
626-1570, or Al Rosen-
of the requested visas are
Bertram L. Podell, Shirley granted. Jewish sources said has already lost his job as a
berg, 356.0234, for infor-
result.
Chisholm, Mario Biaggi, Ben- the ratio of approved appli-
On May 16, Levich's 25-year-old
mation.
jamin S. Rosenthal, Lester L. cations is seldom more than son Yevgeny apparently was ab-
ducted from a Moscow sidewalk
Wolff and Peter A. Peyser.
one-third. (According to a and forced into a car; his family
Dr. Levich Appeals
eventually learned that he had
report from London, Jewish been
Sen.
Henry
M.
Jackson
said
inducted into the army and
for Release of Son
in the Zabikal military
that detente with the Soviet activists in Russia say fewer stationed
NEW YORK (JTA)—Ben- Union "should reflect prog- Jews were permitted to emi- district near Mongolia. In the
past
he
has
been deferred from
jamin Levich, has appealed
grate in May than during the the army because of poor health:
to international medical or- ress in the area of human previous months).
sources close to the family be-
rights" and that in that area
lieve the authorities, by drafting
ganizations to help his son,
Meanwhile, four Jews in the son, will have an excuse to
emigration is first
Evgeny, who was taken away "free
keep the whole family in the
Kishinev
have
been
on
a
hun-
among equals." The Wash-
Union. Levich himself has
to an army camp above the
ger strike for the past five Soviet
ington
Democrat
discussed
recently been threatened with
Arctic Circle despite an un-
days to protest the denial of dismissal from his post As a
the
problem
of
free
emigra-
corresponding member of the
diagnosed tumor in his intes-
tion for Jews and others in exit visas to them. They are Soviet Academy of Sciences.
tine.
Shimon
Auerbach,
Michael
The extent to which the Levich
the Soviet Union in an ad-
and others are generating
Levich, an internationally dress delivered at the 42nd Maranzenbaum, Lev Strikow case
resentment among sympathetic
known electrochemist, said annual commencement exer- and Abriam Kotler.
American scientists cannot be
However, the NIH
his son was abducted into the cises of Yeshiva University. . Jewish sources reported ascertained.
petition was signed by three
army only because he re- The legislator, who is the that the appeal of Isaac Nobel laureates: Christian B. An-
quested a visa to emigrate to author of legislation linking Shkolnik, a Jewish engineer finsen, Julius Axelrod and Mar-
Nirenberg. It is now being
Israel, as did the rest of the U.S.-Soviet trade with emi- from Vinnitsa recently sen- shall
circulated elsewhere.
The authors of the petition,
• elder Levich, a gration rights for Soviet citi- tenced to 10 years' imprison-
family. The
addressed it to the President,
corresponding member of the zens, was awarded an hon- ment for allegedly spying for who
have had no reply from adminis-
Soviet Academy of Sciences, orary degree of Doctor of Israel, will be heard on June tration officials charged wi:'`
18 by the Trans Carpathian implementing the agreements
is the highest ranking Jewish Laws.
and science. It remains
Tribunal of the Ukrainian health
scientist to request exit
be seen, then, how sensitive
Soviet,
Republic.
The
date
co-
Jackson
told
hs
audience
these
officials
are to the Jewish
papers.
and hence, whether the
that he was in daily receipt incides with Brezhnev's arri- protest,
accords
themselves
will reflect
At a press conference in of appeals "often written and val in Washington.
the actual wishes and feelings
his Moscow apartment, communicated at great risk"
Three Minsk Jews whose of the scientists who are sup-
Levich showed what he said from "innocent men and "show trial" apparently was posed to be benefiting from
were clinical records of his women whose only desire is shelved by Soviet authorities, them.
son, a 25-year-old astrophysi- to emigrate from behind the cabled thanks to Premier JUDAISM AND HUMANITY
cist. The records showed that Iron Curtain." Many of them Goleta Meir and the people of
Judaism, is, above all, a
the younger Levich has are from Jews, he said. "I Israel. The three, Yefim Da- nationality whose history,
chronic colitis and diverticu- am proud as an American vidovitz, Lev Obsitzer
outlasting millennia, goes
losis of the bowels and rec- that it is to America that Nahum Olashansky, said the hand in hand with that of hu-
ommended he see a special- these brave people have decision to discontinue judi- manity. It is• a nation which
ist. Later a "tumor of whit- turned. For us, a nation of cial proceedings against has once been the spiritual
ish color" was discovered in immigrants, to turn our them was made thanks to instrument of regeneration
the intestine.
backs on them in the interests the existence of the State of for society and today, as the
rejuvenation of the historic
As Evgeny and his wife of the most shallow notion of Israel.
The trial, believed to in- nations is being accom-
were walking to the hospital detente—or worse yet, in the
May 16 to have the tumor blind pursuit of profits from volve some 100 Minsk Jews, plished, Judaism celebrates
diagnosed, his father said, trade—would be a betrayal was cancelled on orders from its own resurrection with its
his son was seized by three equalled only by our abject the Byelorussian Supreme cultural rebirth.—Moses Hess
Soviet, probably acting on in- "Rome and Jerusalem," 1862.
men, bundled into a car and silence in the 1930s."

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Wk. days shown 7:30, 9:35
declarations of solidarity with
Sat. at 3:40, 5:50, 8:00, 10:10
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Sun. at 2:40, 4:55, 7:10, 9:25
Wed. Matinee at 1-1 show—$1 for exit freedoms and an end
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strations on a dignified basis
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Starts Wed. "DOLL'S HOUSE"
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"HITLER—THE LAST 10 DAYS"
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CAMELOT w
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581-5040
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in
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"SLEUTH" (PG)
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2:05, 4:30, 6:55, 9:20
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2:10, 4:05, 6:05, 8:00, 9:55
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sent to an army transit camp
near the Siberian city of
Chita. Levich said he has
since received official notifi-
cation that his son has been
drafted as a private and sent
to an army outpost near the
village of Tiksi on the shore
of the Laptev Sea. 350 miles
north of the Arctic Circle.

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