Anatoly Altman, a former prisoner of Zion who tried to hijack a plane to escape the former Soviet Union, has died.
Born in what today is Ukraine, Altman was a member of “Operation Wedding,” an attempt by several Jews who were arrested in 1970 at a St. Petersburg airport, where they had gathered to take the plane and fly it to Israel. Altman was sentenced to 12 years of hard labor in the gulag. In 1979, he was released and immigrated directly to Israel, or made aliyah.
He died Thursday in Israel, in Haifa. Altman was 77.
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