New England Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
The collection contains the records of the ASJ, an organization active in the Boston area, which survives today as Action for Post-Soviet Jewry, as well as those of two other organizations closely related to ASJ: the New England Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry and the Soviet Jewry Legal Advocacy Center. The bulk of the collection is from the decade starting in the late 1970s through the late 1980s. The collection includes large databases on Refuseniks, prisoners of conscience and Jewish émigrés. Along with the database spreadsheet forms there are a large number of individual files. Among these files are materials related to Soviet Jewish refugees in Italy from the time of the Ladispoli crisis of the late 1980s. The collection also includes a substantial number of reports from visits to the USSR by ASJ activists and other travelers cooperating with the Soviet Jewry Movement as well as a considerable number of photographs, posters and publications.
Collection contains the correspondence, flyers, reports, research, and other documents relating to the life and efforts of Saralea Zohar Aaron on behalf of the freedom for Soviet Jewry and Ethiopian Jewry movements.
Aaron participated in the activities of the New England chapter of the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry in the early 1970's; as a nurse, she wrote several reports describing harsh medical conditions of imprisoned Soviet Jews; she wrote letters on behalf of these movements, mostly to congressmen; and was a member of the Boston Committee to Save Ethiopian Jewry, a grassroots group which advocated for their rescue, for which she was the recording secretary during 1979-1980.