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Power of Protest: The Movement to Free Soviet Jews

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Tuesday, August 27 - Sunday, September 29, 2019
Opening Night Reception: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 7:00pm

Gotthelf Art Gallery
Lawrence Family JCC

The personal stories of American Jewish activists and Soviet Jews – known as refuseniks – will be brought to life in Power of Protest: The Movement to Free Soviet Jews, a new traveling exhibition created by NMAJH. It will explore the significance of this dramatic, risky, and emotionally fraught social justice movement, what The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg has called "the most successful human rights campaign of our time." After World War II, Jews who lived in the Soviet Union were denied the rights to live freely, practice Judaism, or leave the country. A worldwide human rights effort on their behalf brought together organizations, student activists, community leaders, and thousands of individuals – and reached the highest echelons of the American government. The exhibition will serve as a reminder of the unique promise of religious freedom and our continuing responsibility to preserve and protect that freedom.

*Power of Protest: The Movement to Free Soviet Jews was created by the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia and this project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services

Price: Free

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