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Archive of the American Soviet Jewry Movement

The Soviet Jewry Movement (circa 1963-1990) was a worldwide effort to obtain freedom for Jews in the Soviet Union to practice their religion without state persecution or discrimination or to emigrate to Israel, the United States or elsewhere to seek the blessings of freedom, and to pursue lives of their own choosing.

The American Jewish Historical Society has established its Archive of the American Soviet Jewry Movement to help assure that the story of the role played by Americans of all faiths in that Movement will be collected and preserved so that future generations will be familiar with, and inspired by, their achievements.

Kenneth J. Bialkin

Kenneth J. Bialkin
Chairman, Archive of the American Soviet Jewry Movement

Zvi Gitelman

Zvi Gitelman
Chairman, Academic Advisory Council

Susan Malbin

Susan Malbin
Director of NEH Project

Demonstration Speak out for Soviet Jews in Stern Grove, San Francisco, 1969 October 12 Collection: American Soviet Jewry Movement Photographs I-495 View Collection
PID number: 409324

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"Speak out for silent Soviet Jews" Poster by New York Conference on Soviet Jewry, circa 1970s. Collection: American Soviet Jewry Movement Posters and Ephemera View Collection
PID number: 250047

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Refusenik protest demonstration near Red Square in Moscow, circa 1980s. Collection: American Soviet Jewry Movement Photographs I-495 View Collection
PID number: 409324

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"Let Our People Go" Poster by Coalition to Free Soviet Jews, circa 1980s. Collection: American Soviet Jewry Movement Posters and Ephemera View Collection
PID number 1375508

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Prisoner of Conscience Kits: Information Cards and Star of David-Shaped Medallions Stamped with names of Soviet Jewish Prisoners of Conscience: Sylva Zalmanson and Lassal Kaminsky, 1970s.
Collection: Records of Washington Committee for Soviet Jewry, I-540 View Finding Aid

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