Harassment of Jewish Leaders Behind the Iron Curtain

The 46th General Assembly of the UAHC is profoundly troubled by the steadily mounting harassment of Jewish leaders in the USSR. The recent arrests, secret trials and convictions of these leaders in Leningrad and Moscow on the ground of "contact with foreign powers" clearly indicates the avowed intention of Soviet authorities to seal off its Jewish community from any relationship with their co-religionists throughout the world and to liquidate their spiritual and cultural resources.

We call upon the Board of Trustees and the Commission on Social Action to make careful inquiry into the total problem and to take such steps, in cooperation with Jewish and other agencies, as will ameliorate the situation of Soviet Jewry.