Canadian Women Publish Soviet Refusenik Poetry

The Jewish Women’s Federation of Toronto, an umbrella for 20,000 women, has launched an intensive campaign for the release of Leningrad refusenik Elena Keis and her family. The federation has produced a small pamphlet of Keis’ poetry, translated into English, and entitled “Believe me, Sister.” The poems deal with her feelings toward “refusal” and “separation” from her family in Israel, and have never been published before in the West.