From Private Decision to Communal Protest

In reflecting on her family’s decision to leave the Soviet Union, Anna Charny explains why she and her parents had to wait ten years before receiving permission to emigrate. During those years, their very personal decision to leave became an integral part of a communal protest.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "From Private Decision to Communal Protest." (Viewed on May 26, 2022) <>.


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