Judge Roxanne Bailin discusses her role in the initial founding of Boulder Action for Soviet Jewry with Bill Cohen, and her motivations for being a part of the project. She first discusses a trip to the Soviet Union, from Dushanbe to Moscow, with fellow BASJ member Rebecca Bradley. During the trip Bailin and Bradley made secret contact with Jewish refuseniks, including Naum Meiman, living in the cities they visited. Bailin later discusses her interactions with Jewish emigres living in Boulder, including one family she had met on her initial trip to Dushanbe. Her narrative details her role as “The Judge With a Truck”, driving around Boulder collecting furniture and housewares, later stored in her barn for use in setting up homes for the Jewish refugees BASJ brought from the former Soviet Union.
This interview is one of a series of interviews conducted with people who were involved with the group Boulder Action for Soviet Jewry.
View DVD and time-indexed transcript at Carnegie Branch Library.