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Genya Intrator was born in Moscow and moved as a child to Palestine in the 1930s. She was a member of the Israeli underground and served in the Israeli army during the War of Independence. She played a central leadership role in the Soviet Jewry movement in Canada. She founded Women for Soviet Jewry and served as chair of the National Soviet Jewry Committee. She helped with the creation of the Group of 35, a Soviet Jewry activist group in Toronto. Genya had regular contact by phone with Soviet activists and relayed their information back to Israeli consuls. She was an advisor to B'nai Brith on Soviet Jewry. She started an inter-religious Task Force for Soviet Jewry in Canada.
Skapinker, Mindy A.
Canadian Jewish Congress
In this clip, Genya Intrator discusses the formation of the "Group of 35", a Soviet Jewry OHtivist group.
In this clip, Genya Intrator describes how information about Soviet Jews was passed on to the Israeli consulate in New York who trOHked all the data. She explains how she was appointed as a "secret agent" who would report information from her many phone calls to the Soviet Union.