The Soviet Jewry Movement (circa 1963-1990) was a worldwide effort to obtain freedom for Jews in the Soviet Union to practice their religion without state persecution or discrimination or to emigrate to Israel, the United States or elsewhere to seek the blessings of freedom, and to pursue lives of their own choosing.

The American Jewish Historical Society has established its Archive of the American Soviet Jewry Movement to help assure that the story of the role played by Americans of all faiths in that Movement will be collected and preserved so that future generations will be familiar with, and inspired by, their achievements.

Kenneth J. Bialkin, Chairman, Archive of the American Soviet Jewry Movement
Zvi Gitelman, Chairman, Academic Advisory Council
Susan Malbin, Director of NEH Project

For more information about this project and other AJHS initiatives, please visit www.ajhs.org.

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News from the Archives:

Finding aid for the Jack Minker (1927- ) Papers, undated, 1962, 1972-1997, 2002-2003, 2005-2006, 2008-2011, P-975.
Now accessible: click here.

Finding aid for the Murray Levine (1928- ) Papers, undated, 1976, 1978, 1982, 1984-1985, 1990, P-974.
Now accessible: click here.

Finding aid for the Alan L. Cohen Papers, 1989, 1993, P-973.
Now accessible: click here.

Finding aid for the American Soviet Jewry Movement Oral Histories Collection, 2008-2011, 2013, I-548.
Now accessible: click here.


Digital Collections:

American Soviet Jewry Movement Photographs,
Digitized photographs from The Archives of the American Soviet Jewry Movement.
Now accessible: click here
.

American Soviet Jewry Movement Posters and Ephemera,
Posters and ephemera from The Archives of the American Soviet Jewry Movement.
Now accessible: click here
.