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''Fast for Freedom'', 1970

Identifier: B093.01.0002.0012


Materials related to the "Fast for Freedom." The first protest of the Colorado Committee of Concern for Soviet Jewry was in 1970 when 33 members of the Colorado group carried out a three-day fast on the steps of the state capitol to commemorate the Night of the Murdered Poets. The Colorado Committee was the first to commemorate this event and continued the protest annually. The Night of the Murdered Poets was the execution of thirteen Soviet Jews in the Lubyanka Prison in Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union on 12 August 1952. Five of the Jews executed were Yiddish poets.


  • 1970



From the File: 1 Linear Feet : record box

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

Most of the records consist of letters, educational materials, bulletins and published newspaper accounts of activities by world-wide, national and local groups on behalf of Soviet Jews. Rhoda Friedman collected most of this material. The Records also have scrapbooks about Lillian Hoffman.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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