POC/Poltinnikov, Isaac, 1968-1978
Materials related to Dr. Isaac Poltinnikov. Dr. Poltinnikov was an eye surgeon at Novosibirsk Medical University when he sought permission to immigrate to Israel. He was dismissed from the university and imprisoned on and off. After seven years of harrassment, his wife and daughter Victoria became paranoid and refused to believe that they had finally received permission to emigrate. After Isaac Pollinnikov joined his daughter Eleanor in Israel, his wife starved and his daughter Victoria committed suicide.
From the File: 1 Linear Feet (record box)
Scope and Contents
Most of the records consist of letters, educational materials, bulletins and published newspaper accounts of activities by world-wide, national and local groups on behalf of Soviet Jews. Rhoda Friedman collected most of this material. The Records also have scrapbooks about Lillian Hoffman.