I thought I would take a moment to engage in some shameless self-promotion.
If you read my article posted last week, you’ll know that I am researching a group called Boulder Action for Soviet Jewry. As Soviet Union was unraveling, this group advocated for the rights of Soviet Jews to emigrate and worked tirelessly to resettle them in Boulder, Colorado.
Naum Meiman, the subject of said article, was an inspiring individual. One of the Soviet Union’s most prominent refuseniks (the label given to Soviet Jews denied permission to leave the Soviet Union), Meiman was a brilliant scholar and passionate human rights activist.
I hope you get a chance to read his story.
If you’re at all interested in the subject and are curious for more, I’ve started recording a series of podcasts detailing the adventures, triumphs and challenges of BASJ. The first episode goes further into the story of how the group first came together.
Apologies if I sound a little froggy; I had a pretty nasty cold when it was recorded.