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Jews -- Soviet Union -- Politics and government

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Jewish Chronicle Soviet Jewry Collection

 Collection
Identifier: I-523
Abstract The Jewish Chronicle is a weekly newspaper covering local, national and global news for the Jewish community of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA and its vicinity. The collection contains information and photographs used by The Jewish Chronicle for coverage of the situation of Jews in the Soviet Union during the decades of 1960s and 1970s. The bulk of the materials originated from the Soviet Jewry movement organizations and other Jewish institutions in the United States and includes publications, press releases, correspondence and photographs related to Soviet Jews.
Dates: undated, 1963-1988, 1990-1993

Records of the Jewish Defense League

 Collection
Identifier: I-374
Abstract The collection contains the records of the Jewish Defense League (JDL), a militant Zionist organization with a stated goal to protect Jews from all forms of antisemitism. The materials document the origins of the JDL, the organization's mission statement and recruitment strategies and account for its most definitive actions. The collection also reflects the League's turbulent relationship with, and its criticism of the mainstream Jewish agencies, as well as examples of criticism of the League's controversial methods from various sources. The collection prominently covers the JDL's role as a pioneer of the American Soviet Jewry movement. Materials on the 1971 World Conference of Jewish Communities are also included. The documents include the Articles of the Organization, correspondence and press releases, membership and recruitment materials, newsletters, newspaper clippings and ephemera.
Dates: undated, 1969-1974, 1985-1986

Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism Soviet Jewry Collection

 Collection
Identifier: I-538
Abstract The collection documents the advocacy on behalf of the Soviet Jewry of the Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism, a non-profit organization concerned with Jewish social justice and legislative activity in Washington, D.C.
Dates: undated, 1959, 1962-1973, 1976-1990, 1993-1994, 1996