On the map above, there are several marked places that represent the locations where Jewish human rights groups protested Soviet Union's authoratative control. They specifically advocated for the freedom of Soviet Jews as many Soviet Jews lacked the same fundametal rights as other individuals. Looking closely at the map, the marks are different colors. The blue represents democracy and freedom and the red represents communist control. In addition, many of the marks are concentrated in Seattle as several Jewish human rights protests took place in this city!
Exactly who are these Jewish human rights groups, what were the different ways they protested, and how were they similar/different to Jewish peace activist groups?
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