Power of Protest: The Movement to Free Soviet Jews
On view from Sunday November 13, 2022 through Sunday February 12, 2023
Power of Protest: The Movement to Free Soviet Jews presents a time when American Jews launched one of the most successful human rights campaigns ever. Before the internet, social media, or a 24-hour news cycle, ordinary citizens sustained a grassroots effort to demand freedom for Soviet Jews denied rights in the Soviet Union. Inspired by the civil rights, antiwar, and feminist movements of the 1960s and 1970s, students, community leaders, and tens of thousands of people mobilized to free Soviet Jews.
Check out JMM holdings related to the Soviet Jewry movement here.
Power of Protest: The Movement to Free Soviet Jews was created by the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia. The exhibition is supported, in part, through a Museums for America grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a government agency dedicated to advancing innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. The exhibition has also been made possible with the generous support of Genesis Philanthropy Group. Additional support provided by the Charlestein Family in memory of Malvina and Morton Charlestein.