Rhoda Friedman was an early member of the Colorado Committee of Concern for Soviet Jewry and collected most of the materials for the collection. She helped organize and participated in many of the protests. She also wrote letters to the editor and to Soviet prisoners.
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Overview Soviet Jews who wanted to emigrate from the Soviet Union were known as "Refuseniks." American Jewish students formed the Struggle for Soviet Jewry (SSSJ) in 1964 and the American Jewish Committee on Soviet Jewry (AJCSI) was also organized that year. Rabbi Samuel Adelman, rabbi of the BMH synagogue, spoke at Temple Emanuel and urged the liberal congregation to help Soviet Jews. Rabbi Raymond Zwerin, Sheldon Steinhauser, and Lillian Hoffman formed what became the Colorado Committee of Concern for...
Dates: 1929-1996; Majority of material found within 1968-1978