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Jacob Birnbaum

  • Rally Held Protesting Plight of Soviet Jews, Murder of 24 Artists Under Stalin Regime

    A combined rally, protesting the Soviet Union’s treatment of its Jews, and memorial service for 24 Soviet Jewish writers, poets, artists and actors who were murdered during the Stalin regime was held in the city’s Diamond Center today by the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry. Nine hundred signatures were added to the 80,000 already gathered… More ▸

  • Candelabrum Will Be Lighted in Front of Polish Mission to UN

    A 12-foot-high candelabrum will be kindled on Chanukah eve in front of the Polish Mission to the United Nations to symbolize demands for freedom for Polish Jews and to protest the “show trials” of Jewish students and others in Warsaw who have been accused of responsibility for last spring’s student uprising. The event, to take… More ▸

  • Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry Plans New York Store-front Activities Centers

    The Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry plans to open store-front activities centers on behalf of Russian Jews soon throughout New York City, 1,600 persons were told here at a rally. Jacob Birnbaum, the organization’s national coordinator, made the announcement at a “freedom rally” for Russian Jews held at the Statue of Liberty. The meeting was… More ▸

  • Students Stage Sackcloth and Chains Protest at UN Polish Mission

    Four hundred students staged a sackcloth and chains demonstration at the Polish United Nations mission here today to memorialize the Nazi destruction of Polish Jewry and to focus attention on the continuing imprisonment of Jewish professors and students for their role in the March demonstrations against the Polish Government. Jacob Birnbaum, coordinator of the Student… More ▸

  • Ford Raps Johnson for Failing to Speak out on Soviet, Polish Anti-semitism

    Rep. Gerald R. Ford, Republican House Minority Leader, today leveled a blistering attack on the Johnson Administration for its alleged failure to speak out against anti-Semitism in Soviet Russia and Poland. Rep. Ford challenged the Administration to counter the Soviet’s “manipulation of world opinion” with a sweeping exposure of the “growing anti-Semitism of the Soviet… More ▸