|The Information And Analytical Edition
Of The Jewish Confederation Of Ukraine
In Brief ...
September 5, 1972 at 4.30 a.m. eight persons got over the fence of the Olympic village. They approached the building in the Konnollistrasse 31 and through an underground garage penetrated into the residence of Israeli delegation. The door was unlocked with a previously executed key. The way of uninvited guests was barred by a referee Moshe Vainberg and heavyweight athlete Joseph Romano who managed to wound two terrorists with a kitchen knife. Both Israelis were riddled with bullets. Further the militants of the Palestinian organization "Black September" managed to take nine Israelis hostage.
A solemn mourning ceremony in memory of the victims of Ukrainian Jewry's Catastrophe was held in the memorial Yad va-Shem September 12. This annual tradition to mark a sorrowful anniversary is observed during already over twenty years the All-Israeli association of Ukraine's emigrants exists. It is a successor to the Kiev Jewish national group which founder was Moshe Lainer.
to 120th birth anniversary of Yury Larin
Yury Larin (Mikhail (Iekhiel-Mikhoel) Alexandrovich (Zalmanovich) Lurje (1882-1932), buried in the Kremlin wall, astoundingly combined his Bolshevism with an active participation in solving Jewish problems of the country. He was born in the family of a Jewish writer - Palestinophile Shneur Zalman Lurje (1851-1908) who at the end of his life was a public Rabbi in Kiev. Iekhiel-Mikhoel first went in touch with the police in his eighth form of the gymnasium where he headed a mutual aid fund. Aged 19 he wrote his first political leaflet calling on the Odessa workers to take to streets and organize a demonstration. In early XX century I.-M.Lurje, whose underground nickname was "Yury", headed a social-democratic organization in Simferopol and, in effect, founded the Crimean union of RSDRP. After the exile and escape he emigrated to Geneva where he joined the Mensheviks.