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  • Jacob Birnbaum, founder of Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry, dies

    April 18, 2014 | 10:44 am

    Jacob Birnbaum, who helped launch the movement to free Soviet Jews, has died at 87. 

    The founder of the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry was a native of Germany who escaped with his family to England after the Nazis came to power and later moved to France.

    Upon moving to New...

  • Impact of Soviet Jewry drive still resonates in U.S. today

    By Sue Fishkoff

    November 29, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    When Jacob Birnbaum began knocking on dormitory doors at Yeshiva University in the spring of 1964, he only half-believed anyone would answer.

    The young British activist had come to New York to mobilize a grass-roots campaign to draw attention to the plight of 3 million Jews trapped...