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Ukranians and Jews

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To the Editor:

In “‘There Go Our Little Jews’” [April], David G. Roskies mentions the Ukrainian, nationalists who came to Moscow in order to provide extra security for the All-Russian Conference of Jewish Organizations. I was present at the conference and can testify to the effective service rendered by those young volunteers.

Not only was the anti-Semitic Pamyat group heckling an attempting to block entry into the conference hall, but on one day a group of Palestinian students, masked to prevent identification, did likewise. Several efforts were made to gain entry to the hall by these groups and the Ukrainians forcibly kept them out.

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