Ida Nudel, the face of Jewish persecution, dies at 90

 

September 24, 2021



(JTA) — Ida Nudel, the Russian Jewish refusenik whose 16-year effort to leave the Soviet Union moved figures as diverse as Republican Secretary of State George Schultz and activist actress Jane Fonda, has died.

The Jerusalem Post reported that she died Tuesday and was buried the same day in Tel Aviv.

Nudel, an accountant, began her activism in the 1970s after her request to emigrate to Israel was turned down. She supported Jews imprisoned for their activism and their families, delivering needed supplies and making representations on their behalf. Soviet authorities twice sent her into exi...



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