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Siberian Exile #260617

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 19, 1979
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(Studio) Move to free Ida Nudel, a Siberian exile, before winter sets in reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Background on Nudel given; secret film shown. [NUDEL - discusses difficulty of life in exile; words transcribed on screen.] Nudel said actually guilty of working for Russian Jewish movement; demonstrations in Washington, DC and efforts in Israel to free Nudel examined. [Lazar LIUBARSKY - recalls her letters to him while he was imprisoned.] [Yakov SUSLENSKY - notes name given her by Jewish prisoners.] Sister, Alana Friedman, noted concerned over Nudel's health; reasons given. Response by USSR authorities noted. Conditions in Nudel's village outlined by former prisoner; prisoner named. [SUSLENSKY - recalls 1st and last meeting with Nudel.]

Cronkite, Walter;
Simon, Bob

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