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USSR / Soviet Jews #325518

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Feb 12, 1989
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(Studio: Steve Kroft) Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Jan Charlton) Opening of Jewish cultural center in Moscow reported; details given, scenes shown. [Nobel prize winner Elie WIESEL - says he is grateful for this gift.] [Reading message from Secretary of State James Baker, United States ambassador to USSR Jack MATLOCK - comments on Jewish culture.] Impact of Joseph Stalin's days of terror on Jewish culture recalled; scenes shown from Soviet premiere of Holocaust documentary "Genocide". Rebirth of Jewish culture following Mikhail Gorbachev's promised new tolerance reported; exs. cited. [MAN - (thru translator) says we feel more relaxed and free.] [Simon Wiesenthal Center director Rabbi Marvin HIER - says we must be cautious.] Contd. emigration of Soviet Jews noted.

Charlton, Jan;
Kroft, Steve

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