Colorado Committee of Concern for Soviet Jewry
Found in 35 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Miscellaneous materials related to the 1972 diploma tax, a reference to the one-time payment imposed in the Soviet Union on would-be emigrants who received a higher education in the USSR. It was introduced in August 1972. Also called a Ransom tax.
Overview Various materials related to the American Jewish Committee and the American Conference on Soviet Jewry. American Jewish Committee is a Jewish advocacy group established on November 11, 1906. It is one of the oldest Jewish advocacy organizations. The American Conference on Soviet Jewry was a coordinating body to advocate on behalf of Soviet Jews, organized in 1964.
Overview Various materials and clippings from "American Jewish World."
Overview Various materials related to the Anti-Defamation League.
Overview Assorted biographies on different people in the Soviet Jewry movement.
File — Box: B093.01.0002
Overview Various materials related to the Colorado Committee of Concern for Soviet Jewry.
File — Box: B093.01.0003
Overview (29) file folders include: Intermountain Jewish News; The night of the murdered poets; miscellaneous notes; "Exodus" publication; clippings 1971-1978.
File — Box: B093.01.0005
Overview (36) file folders include: Prisoners of Conscience; Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry; Congressional reports and legislation; General correspondence; Newspaper clippings. The Union of Councils for Soviet Jews. The Union created massive lists of Refuseniks and political prisoners in the Soviet Union (Prisoners of Conscience)." The Union set up action committees in cities across the U.S. and began the "Adopt a Prisoner" program. The Colorado Committee was a member of the Union of Councils.
Overview Clippings from the Jerusalem Post.
Overview Collection contains books and videos, related to Lillian Hoffman from 1960 through 2014. Lillian Hoffman was a founding and active member of the Colorado Commitee of Concern for Soviet Jewry. She began public Jewish protests in Denver and was the first to speak to a Soviet Jewish prisoner.