A group of Soviet Jews, including a general in the army of the Soviet Union, held a press conference at the United Nations on Thursday (21 October).
GV ZOOM TO SV.. General David Dragunski speaking in Russian... interpreter translating
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 1: "As you know in every country, military activities is a very sensitive thing. And I, as a Jew, happen to be in charge of one of the military academies in our country. And you know that the question of the selection of the officer corps is a very important matter. So, I can testify, and I know it is true in other academies, not only in mine, that there are many Jews who are generals, and most of the personnel in our academy have Jews in their officer corps and general corps. And quite recently, the government promoted to general a new group of people, two of whom are jews.
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N.B. THE SOUND ON FILM IS A PORTION OF THE GENERAL'S STATEMENT IN RUSSIAN. A TRANSLATOR THEN SPEAKS IN ENGLISH, A TRANSCRIPT FOLLOWS.
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Background: A group of Soviet Jews, including a general in the army of the Soviet Union, held a press conference at the United Nations on Thursday (21 October). They refuted charges that Soviet Jews were being repressed or were otherwise the victims of oppression.
General David Dragunski, superintendent of a military academy in the Soviet Union, discussed his background. He said that there are many Jews in the officer and general corps of the army of the Soviet Union.