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Philip Spiegel

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Philip Spiegel and his late wife, Carolyn Kommel Spiegel, traveled to the Soviet Union in 1985 and 1987 as participants in the Moscow Marathon. They also visited and befriended refuseniks in Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. When they returned to California the Spiegels gave numerous talks about their findings in the Soviet Union and organized letter writing campaigns supporting resfuseniks and prisoners of conscience.
From 1985 to 1995 the Spiegels served on the Board of Directors of the Bay Area Council for Soviet Jews. During this time the author was chairman of the Social Action Committee of Congregation Kol Emeth in Palo Alto and represented the congregation on the local Jewish Community Relations Council.
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Triumph Over Tyranny: The Heroic Campaigns that Saved 2,000,000 Soviet Jews, published by Devora Publishing of Jerusalem and New York,is the most complete account to date of their remarkable stories of struggle and success. It is a panorama of the history of the international Soviet Jewry movement and the fight for human rights in the former Soviet Union.

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