This exhibition tells the story of Jews in the former Soviet Union who wanted to emigrate but were denied permission to leave. Visitors will learn about their efforts to maintain a Jewish identity, their struggles with Soviet authorities, and the worldwide support they received.
This traveling exhibition is organized and circulated by the State of Israel- Ministry of Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs and Beit Hatfutsot, the Museum of the Jewish People, Tel Aviv.
It was part of the original exhibition Jews of Struggle: The Jewish National Movement in the USSR, 1967-1989, curated by Beit Hatfutsot in 2017. It was initiated by the Remember and Save Association and its director Aba Taratuta.
The was adapted for American audiences in cooperation with the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust