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Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry publications

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 6096

Scope and Contents

This small collection consists of 10 documents produced during the mid 1970s by the Student Struggle for Soviety Jewry: The Grigory Goldstein Papers; The Jews of Ilyinka; Save My Brother From Siberia!; "Farewell My Dear Children"; a reprint from the Congressional Record, July 2, 1976; Hellhole Report II; Sharansky's last letter; Kidnapped! Marina Tiemkin: The Struggle of a Soviet Jewish Teenager; The Scharansky Affair; and Leonid Brailovsky--Student Refusenik.


  • circa 1975-1978


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All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Historical note

The Student Struggle for Soviety Jewry (or SSSJ) was active from 1964 to 1991, and was founded shortly after the March on Washington and in the same spirit of the Civil Rights Movement. Its mission was to free Russian Jews. It held demonstrations, lobbied Congress, and disseminated information about Russian refuseniks (Jews denied exit visas from Russia) and prisoners of conscience. The latter mainly took the form of personal stories that it was hoped would help American Jews understand the plight of millions of Russian Jews. The collection contains some representative examples of these personal stories. (Source:


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This small collection consists of 10 documents produced during the mid 1970s by the Student Struggle for Soviety Jewry, an organization based in New York City that was the first American organization created to help free Russian Jews.

Finding aid for the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry publications
Sue Luftschein
2014 October
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