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September 05, 1975 - Image 12

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1975-09-05

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12 Friday, September 5, 1975

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

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RES. 642-6836

Soviets Accuse Davidovich of Causing Suicide of Youth

NEW YORK — Minsk's authorities" against the 50
top activist, Yefim Davidov- year-old war hero.
ich, has been accused of
Sovietskaya Byelorussia,
driving a young Russian in an article "The Barrier of
Jew to suicide in what the Incompatibility," character-
Student Struggle for Soviet ized Davidovich as "an un-
Jewry termed "a virulent, restrained liar" and "a fa-
calculated attack of per- natical
adherent
of
sonal slander by the Soviet Zionism." Davidovich and

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Refusing to be intimi-
dated, Davidovich and
four other Minsk activists
have protested to KGB
chief Andropov and Byelo-
russian Party Secretary
Masherov that a newly-
released "documentary"
film, "The Secret and the
Open," is "another por-
tion of anti-Zionist poi-
son."

The film, which claims to
"uncover the activities of the
Zionists," is a "film version
of the 'Protocols of the Eld-
ers of Zion' in an easily dig-
ested form," the five
charged.
Meanwhile, the Student
Struggle for Soviet Jewry
has released "Hellhole Re-
port II", which describes the
condition of Jewish prison-
ers of conscience in Vladi-
mir, Russia's most noto-
rious prison. The account is
based on information from
Russian Jewish activists.

From

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other Minsk activists "have
taken upon themselves the
unseemly role of helpers of
the Zionist Inviters!
"It was certainly under
Davidovich's influence in
particular that the young
worker Yevgeny R., who
abandoned his family and
had completely mixed him-
self up in the webs of the
Zionist propaganda, had at-
tempted to commit suicide."
No documentation of this
charge is detailed.

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The report details the
"intensified cell" with its
half rations and the infa-
mous PKT "special pun-
ishment cell" where
barely edible food is given
only once every two days.
In protesting his condi-
tions in Vladimir, POC
Yakov Suslensky was
sentenced to the PKT,
where he hunger struck
and fell unconscious from
heart pains. Only after all
the inmates threatened a
mass hunger strike was he
treated.

"Hellhole Report II,"
which concludes with action
suggestions, is available free
in single copies from the
Student Struggle for Soviet
Jewry, 200 W. 72nd St.,
Suites 30-31, New York,
N.Y. 10023.
Meanwhile, the National

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Conference on Soviet Jewry
reported that Dina Roitkop-
Podriachik, a Soviet Jew
who was allowed to leave for
Israel, died last month. She
toured the U.S. this year un-
der the sponsorship of the
NCSJ to mobilize support
for her 26-year-old son Uri.

Mrs. Roitkop and her ail-
ing husband Lazar were al-
lowed to leave the USSR,
while their son has been de-
tained in Riga. In Israe'
Mrs. Roitkop was associatec,
with Israel's Habima Na-
tional Theater.

* * *

Death of Rabbi
Leaves 3 in USSR

NEW YORK (JTA) —
Rabbi Menachem Openstein
of Kuibyshev died last week
at age 84, leaving only three
practicing rabbis through-
out the Soviet Union.

Rabbi Arthur Schneier of
New York, said Rabbi Open-
stein had served the 40,000
Jews of Kuibyshev the past
40 years.

Rabbi Schneier, who met
Rabbi Openstein during one
of his frequent visits to the
Soviet Union as president of
the Appeal of Conscience
Foundation, said he had
been informed of the death
by telephone. He said the
dearth of rabbis and other
religious functionaries was
a major factor in the im-
pairment of religious life
among Soviet Jews.

Rabbi Schneier said that
the foundation, with the
cooperation of the Soviet
government and the Hun-
garian government, had
made arrangements for sev-
eral Soviet Jews to study for
the rabbinate at the Rab-
binic Seminary in Budapest
but that it would be three
years before they would be
ordained and return to the
USSR to take up pulpits.

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