15.6 Searches and Arrests of Jews wishing to emigrate to Israel

No 15 : 31 August 1970 [1] On 9 July two Georgian Jews, Venyamin Dzhanashvili and Abram Dzhandzhikhanashvili, were arrested in Tbilisi. For a long time they have been trying to obtain permission to emigrate to Israel. The pretext for the arrest was an incident on 26 January 1970 in the reception-room of the Georgian…

12.6 Letters from Soviet Jews

No 12 : 28 February 1970 [1] Boris Shlayen and Ilya Fridlyand — open letter addressed to the authors of the letters published in Pravda on 13 January 1970 under the general title “Unmasking the Provocateurs”. The authors of the letter state that in the USSR “there are many Jewish families who not only wish…