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Political prisoners

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 29 Collections and/or Records:

Adopt a Prisoner, 1968-1978

 File
Identifier: B093.01.0005.0005
Overview Information on particular groups or classes of prisoners and dissenters. 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.
Dates: 1968-1978

Boris Penson, 1968-1978

 File
Identifier: B093.01.0004.0031
Overview Materials related to Boris Pénson. Known for poster art, he and his family moved to Riga, Latvia, in 1950 where he graduated from an art school. In 1967 he decided to emigrate to Israel but was refused a visa. After endless requests and refusals, he joined the Dymshits group which planned the hijacking of an aircraft to escape from the Soviet Union. In June 1970, together with other members of the group, he was arrested by the KGB at the Smolny airport. In December 1970, at the 1st Leningrad...
Dates: 1968-1978

Box 4, 1968-1978

 File — Box B093.01.0004: Series B093.01 [U186020739297]
Identifier: B093.01.0004
Overview (44) file folders include: ''Exodus'' publication; ''Hadassah''; American publications; Miscellaneous publications; Soviet jewry; Individual POC files; Soviet prisoners of conscience; Assorted people; Assorted biographies; Newspaper clippings.
Dates: 1968-1978

Box 5, 1968-1978

 File — Box B093.01.0005: Series B093.01 [U186020739302]
Identifier: 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.
Dates: 1968-1978

Colorado Committee of Concern for Soviet Jewry, 1968-1978

 File
Identifier: B093.01.0001.0031
Overview Various materials related to the Colorado Committee of Concern for Soviet Jewry.
Dates: 1968-1978

Colorado Committee of Concern for Soviet Jewry Records

 Collection
Identifier: B093
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

Committee for the Release of Soviet Jewry Prisoners, 1968-1978

 File
Identifier: B093.01.0001.0022
Overview Various materials related to the Committee for the Release of Soviet Jewry Prisoners.
Dates: 1968-1978

''Exodus'', 1974

 File
Identifier: B093.01.0004.0001
Overview Various materials and clippings from "Exodus," published by Soviet Jewry Action Group, located in San Francisco.
Dates: 1974

Lists of People, 1968-1978

 File
Identifier: B093.01.0005.0004
Overview Information on particular groups or classes of prisoners and dissenters. 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.
Dates: 1968-1978

Partners of Conscience - Groups of People, 1968-1978

 File
Identifier: B093.01.0005.0001
Overview Information on particular groups or classes of prisoners and dissenters. 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.
Dates: 1968-1978