Prisoners of Zion. 1960.

Nathan Tsirulnikov

Born in 1910 in Mogilev, Belarus, he joined an underground Zionist organization in Leningrad in 1956 and in 1959 organized the first ulpan in this city. From 1960 he started receiving newspapers, books and Hebrew-Russian dictionaries from the Israeli Embassy. That same year he was arrested, charged with the Zionist activities and sentenced to 1 year in jail. After his release he continued fighting for his right to emigrate, but didn’t succeed till 1971 when he left the USSR for Israel. He died in 1983.

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