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Item ID   157024    
Open more fields Accession Number   BANC MSS 2010.727 similar items
Open more fields Other Number   WJHC 2006.014 AR1 (legacy) similar items
·  Number   WJHC 2006.014 AR1 similar items
·  Type   legacy similar items
Level of description   Collection similar items
Open more fields Author/Creator Regina Waldman similar items
Title   Regina Waldman papers and photographs similar items
Filing Title   Waldman (Regina) papers and photographs similar items
Open more fields Date Created   1970-2005 similar items
Extent and Quantity   1 box and 1 oversize folder (.2 linear feet) similar items
Biographical History   Regina Waldman was Executive Director of the Bay Area Council for Soviet Jews (BACSJ) from 1970 to 1981. Born in Libya, Waldman was forced to flee to Italy with her family in the wake of anti-Jewish rioting that followed the outbreak of the Six Day War in 1967. She immigrated to the United States in 1969 and began volunteering with the BACSJ. She became Executive Director a year later. Waldman was particularly adept at using actions, such as chaining herself to the gates of the Soviet Consulate in San Francisco, to attract media attention to the plight of Soviet Jews. In 1975, Waldman visited the Soviet Union, where she met with refuseniks and dissidents such as Anatoly Scharansky and Andrei Sakharov. Waldman would later go on to host Sakharov's wife, Yelena Bonner, during an 1986 visit to the San Francisco Bay Area (and both Andrei Sakharov and Yelena Bonner during a subsequent visit in 1989). Waldman worked on two exhibitions of underground Soviet Art in the Bay Area, the first, entitled "12 From The Soviet Underground," opened at the Judah L. Magnes Museum in 1976 and the second, entitled "From Gulag to Glasnost," toured the United States in 1989. Waldman later founded an organization called JIMENA (Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa) to raise awareness about Jewish refugees from the Middle East and North Africa. similar items
Scope and Content   The collection consists of a small amount of biographical material, correspondence, newspaper clippings, assorted pamphlets and exhibition catalogs, and photographs that document the activities Waldman undertook as director of the Bay Area Council for Soviet Jews. The oversize item is an illustrated letter that Waldman smuggled out of the Soviet Union from a Jewish dissident artist. similar items
Link to this Item   http://magnesalm.org/notebook_fext.asp?site=magnes&book=157024 similar items
Link to UC Berkeley OskiCat   http://oskicat.berkeley.edu/record=b18517335~S1    
Link to Magnes.org   http://www.magnes.org/collections/archives/western-jewish-americana/waldman-regina-papers-and-photographs-1970-2005    
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