Yeshiva University, Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry Poster Collection

This collection consists of 177 hand drawn and printed posters from the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry Records (SSSJ) held by Yeshiva University Archives. SSSJ was a national, grass-roots student organization founded in 1964 to oppose the persecution of Soviet Jews and promote their right to emigrate freely from the Soviet Union.

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Prisoner of the Soviet secret police - Joseph Begun
Part of a poster series featuring photos of imprisoned Soviet Jews overlaid with graphic of prison bars, and message "Let my people go!"
Prisoner of the Soviet secret police - Joseph Berenstein
Part of a poster series featuring photos of imprisoned Soviet Jews overlaid with graphic of prison bars, and message "Let my people go!"
Prisoner of the Soviet secret police - Kim Fridman
Part of a poster series featuring photos of imprisoned Soviet Jews overlaid with graphic of prison bars, and message "Let my people go!"
Prisoner of the Soviet secret police - Lev Roitburd
Part of a poster series featuring photos of imprisoned Soviet Jews overlaid with graphic of prison bars, and message "Let my people go!"
Prisoner of the Soviet secret police - Semyon Gluzman
Part of a poster series featuring photos of imprisoned Soviet Jews overlaid with graphic of prison bars, and message "Let my people go!"
Prisoner of the Soviet secret police - Victor Brailovsky
Part of a poster series featuring photos of imprisoned Soviet Jews overlaid with graphic of prison bars, and message "Let my people go!"
Prisoner of the Soviet secret police - Vladimir Kislik
Part of a poster series featuring photos of imprisoned Soviet Jews overlaid with graphic of prison bars, and message "Let my people go!"
Prisoner of the Soviet secret police - Vladimir Slepak
Part of a poster series featuring photos of imprisoned Soviet Jews overlaid with graphic of prison bars, and message "Let my people go!"
Prisoner of the Soviet secret police - Yakov Levin
Part of a poster series featuring photos of imprisoned Soviet Jews overlaid with graphic of prison bars, and message "Let my people go!"
Prisoner of the Soviet secret police - Yankel Groberman
Part of a poster series featuring photos of imprisoned Soviet Jews overlaid with graphic of prison bars, and message "Let my people go!"
Prisoner of the Soviet secret police - Zachar Zunshein
Part of a poster series featuring photos of imprisoned Soviet Jews overlaid with graphic of prison bars, and message "Let my people go!"
Promised by Russia - refused to Jews
Poster with title text and graphic of 1975 Helsinki agreement, and list of human rights denied to Soviet Jews.
Protest oppression of the Jewish community in the Soviet Union
Poster with title text, graphic depicting Soviet Jews inside a cracked Star of David, and contact information for Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry.
Refusenik - Pavel Abramovich
Poster with photo of refusenik and text saying he applied to emigrate in 1969.
Refusenik - trapped in Russia! Alexander Lerner
Part of a poster series featuring photos of Soviet Jews refused permission to emigrate, with message "Let all our people go!"
Refusenik - trapped in Russia! Alexi Magarik
Part of a poster series featuring photos of Soviet Jews refused permission to emigrate, with message "Let all our people go!"
Refusenik - trapped in Russia! Elena Sheiba
Part of a poster series featuring photos of Soviet Jews refused permission to emigrate, with message "Let all our people go!"
Refusenik - trapped in Russia! Evgeny Palanker
Part of a poster series featuring photos of Soviet Jews refused permission to emigrate, with message "Let all our people go!"
Refusenik - trapped in Russia! Grigory Wasserman
Part of a poster series featuring photos of Soviet Jews refused permission to emigrate, with message "Let all our people go!"
Refusenik - trapped in Russia! Roald & Galina Zelichonok
Part of a poster series featuring photos of Soviet Jews refused permission to emigrate, with message "Let all our people go!"
Refusenik - trapped in Russia! Victor Brailovsky
Part of a poster series featuring photos of Soviet Jews refused permission to emigrate, with message "Let all our people go!"
Refusenik - trapped in Russia! Vladimir Slepak
Part of a poster series featuring photos of Soviet Jews refused permission to emigrate, with message "Let all our people go!"
Refusenik - trapped in Russia! Yuli Kosharovsky
Part of a poster series featuring photos of Soviet Jews refused permission to emigrate, with message "Let all our people go!"
Remember Soviet Jews every day!
Poster with 1980-1981 Jewish calendar, a list of key dates in Soviet Jewish history, and an illustration.
Rocks kill
Hand lettered poster referring to Palestinian attacks on Israelis using rocks.
Send Rosh Hashana cards to Soviet Jews!
Hand lettered poster promoting campaign to send Jewish New Year cards to Jews in the Soviet Union.
Send a Rosh Hashana card to Soviet Jews $1.00
Hand lettered color poster promoting campaign to send Jewish New Year cards to Jews in the Soviet Union.
Shame on the criminals (translation from Russian)
Anti-Zionist Soviet poster referencing U.S.-made weapons used by Israel in Lebanon, symbolized by a murdered child.
Sharansky's black anniversary
Hand lettered poster, with graphic of a cake with a skull as candle.
Shema Yisrael (Hear O Israel)
Poster for a demonstration on the day of the Reagan-Gorbachev meeting in Geneva with title text and graphic of the first words of the Jewish prayer "Shema Yisrael", containing a Star of David and hammer & sickle.
Signs held outside Leningrad Synagogue on Simchat Torah, 1980
Poster with photos and text of signs held by Soviet Jews outside the Leningrad synagogue on the Simchat Torah holiday advertising Hebrew lessons.
Some Russian students have to work a little harder…if they want to emigrate
Poster with title text and graphic of labor camp with barbed wire.
Some unrefreshing facts about Pepsi
Poster protesting sales of Pepsi in the Soviet Union despite its treatment of Soviet Jews, and in the Arab countries but not in Israel.
Soviet Jewish prisoners of conscience - and their children
Part of a poster series with tagline "Free them now" containing a list of Soviet Jewish prisoners ("Roll Call of Heroes") and photos of them and their children.
Soviet Jewry freedom menorah
Poster illustrating the plight of Jewish children trapped in the Soviet Union by means of a menorah with a photograph and information about a child refusenik in each of its eight candles.
Soviet Jews aren't taking vacations this summer
Poster with title text and photo of Soviet Jews demonstrating in the Soviet Union resulting in their arrest, and describing the predicament of refuseniks Sylva Zalmanson and Isaac Shkolnik. Encourages students to volunteer for SSSJ during summer vacation
Soviet Jews today: a personal account
Poster draft for event with recent Soviet emigre Igor Tufeld that would describe the current plight of Soviet Jews and implication of recent events. Includes photo of Tufeld and recent events listed in crossword pattern.
Soviet anti-Semitism
Part of a poster series with tagline "Free them now" containing text and images of Soviet antisemitic propaganda and the neglected Ukrainian site of Babi Yar, where Jews were mass-murdered by the Nazis in 1941.
Speak out for silent Soviet Jewry
Poster with title text and photos of Soviet Jews.
Stop Arab plot against Israel!
Poster with text and graphic of Yasser Arafat.
Stop Kremlin-PLO terror!
Hand lettered poster.
Stop the lie about the convent (translation from Polish)
Hand lettered poster (in pencil) in Polish.
Stop! (translation from Russian)
Anti-Zionist Soviet poster depicting village (possibly in Lebanon) in flames from Israeli missile attack with U.S. weaponry.
Sylva Zalmanson's final testimony at her trial
Poster with the text of Sylva Zalmanson's testimony at the Leningrad hijacking trial, with her portrait in background.
Syria - stop terrorism now!
Hand lettered poster.

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