Persecution of Jews Wishing to Emigrate to Israel, December 1970 (17.8)

<<No 17 : 31 December 1970>> (based on material from the "Chronicle" section of Exodus [1]) The Shmurak case On 28 September 1970 Semyon Shulimovich Shmurak, a resident of Kiev, was sentenced to fifteen days for "petty hooliganism". On 26 September he submitted an application to OVIR, requesting permission to emigrate to Israel. In the … Continue reading Persecution of Jews Wishing to Emigrate to Israel, December 1970 (17.8)

A customs ‘examination’ at Sheremetyevo Airport (Moscow), 29 September 1969 (10.12)

«No 10 : 31 October 1969» In December 1968 the engineer David Khavkin, a former political prisoner in the Mordovian camp, applied to the appropriate authorities for permission to leave the USSR for Israel. In August 1969 his application was refused. After sending in a second application through unofficial channels to Kosygin personally, the Khavkin … Continue reading A customs ‘examination’ at Sheremetyevo Airport (Moscow), 29 September 1969 (10.12)