WUJS begins the campaign for Soviet Jewry

WUJS began to move towards a more campaigning union by organizing a seminar in Brussels on “The Situation of the Jews in the Soviet Union.” This led to the “European Action on Behalf of Soviet Jewry,” a traveling exhibition transported to cities throughout Europe. The ultimate goal of the exhibition, the gathering of signatures for a petition, was achieved quite successfully with 15,000 signatures from the United Kingdom and another 15,000 from across Europe. The campaign received a tremendous amount of publicity, from local newspapers to the broadcast media, including the BBC World Service and Israel Radio. in May 1966, the WUJS campaign climaxed in London with a demonstration over 1,000 people strong in front of the Soviet Embassy.