Vladimir Slepak's Vigil

Shribman, David
October 1976
National Review;10/15/1976, Vol. 28 Issue 39, p1119
The article discusses Soviet radio and television engineer Vladimir Slepak's initiation of a hunger strike in October 1976 to commemorate the sixth anniversary of his application for an exit visa. Leonid Slepak, the son of Vladimir Slepak, spoke about as aspect of Soviet life that went unmentioned in their official tour. He also described the letters written by him and his father. The Slepaks have become a symbol of the persecution of Soviet Jews. People from the U.S. visit the Slepaks as a result of a daily regimen of museum visits planned by inflexible Soviet guides and to deliver books and clothes that keep the efforts of Soviet Jews alive.


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