Jack Forgash Papers
Scope and Content Note
The collection includes materials covering projects and events of the Greater New York Conference on Soviet Jewry and Brooklyn Coalition for Soviet Jewry. It also covers the mutually supportive relationship of the Soviet Jewry movement organizations and Senator Henry M. Jackson during his presidential campaign of 1976. The materials include correspondence, memoranda, photographs, newsletters, brochures and clippings.
The collection consists of one manuscript box.
- undated, 1973-1979, 2004
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The Papers of Jack Forgash represent one collection housed within the Archive of the American Soviet Jewry Movement (AASJM). These papers reflect the effort, beginning in the 1960s through the late 1980s, of thousands of American Jews of all denominations and political orientations to stop the persecution and discrimination of Jews in the Soviet Union. The American Soviet Jewry Movement (ASJM) is considered to be the most influential Movement of the American Jewish community in the 20th century. The beginnings of the organized American Soviet Jewry Movement became a model for efforts to aid Soviet Jews in other countries, among them Great Britain, Canada, and France. The movement can be traced to the early 1960s, when the first organizations were created to address the specific problem of the persecution and isolation of Soviet Jews by the government of the Soviet Union.
The collection includes materials covering projects and events of the Greater New York Conference on Soviet Jewry and the Brooklyn Coalition for Soviet Jewry. It also covers the mutually supportive relationship of the Soviet Jewry movement organizations and Senator Henry M. Jackson during his presidential campaign of 1976. The materials include correspondence, memoranda, photographs, newsletters, brochures and clippings.
1 Manuscript Boxes
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The collection contains papers of Jack Forgash, an activist in the American Soviet Jewry movement. Forgash held leadership positions in the Brooklyn Coalition for Soviet Jewry and the Greater New York Conference on Soviet Jewry during the 1970s, and co-chaired the Jackson for President Committee during the presidential campaign of Senator Henry M. Jackson in 1976. The materials include correspondence, memoranda, photographs, brochures and news clippings.
The collection is arranged into a single series.
Located in AJHS New York, NY
Donated by Jack Forgash in 2008.
- Guide to the Jack Forgash Papers, undated, 1973-1979, 2004 *P-968
- Processed by Andrey Filimonov
- © 2013
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- Digitization of the Papers of Jack Forgash (P-968) was made possible through a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).
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