The Jewish movement in the Soviet Union

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Published by Woodrow Wilson Center Press, Johns Hopkins University Press in Washington, D.C, Baltimore .

Written in English

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  • Politics and government,
  • Government policy,
  • Jews,
  • Persecutions,
  • Refuseniks,
  • Ethnic relations,
  • Social conditions,
  • Congresses,
  • Emigration and immigration,
  • History

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Book details

Statementedited by Yaacov Ro"i
LC ClassificationsDS134.85 .J49 2012
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25087616M
ISBN 109781421405643
LC Control Number2011044956

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The process of re-connecting Soviet Jews to their Jewish identity, begun with the Six Day War, culminated when Israel absorbed a million immigrants from. The Jewish movement in the Soviet Union. Book: ISBN: From disaffection to political opportunity and activism / Yaacov Ro'i --The surfacing of the Jewish movement / Yaacov Ro'i --Strategy and tactics / Yaacov Ro'i --The achievements of the Jewish movement / Yaacov Ro'i --The impact of the Holocaust and the state.

This volume, with its focus on the Soviet Jewish Movement is thus an important addition to this emerging literature. This book is the final result of a conference held at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem inorganized by the Leonid Nevzlin Center for Russian and East European Jewry, the Institute for Contemporary Jewry, and the Diaspora Author: Suzanne D.

Rutland. The Jewish Movement saw hundreds of thousands of Soviet Jews leave their native country for Israel. This book grapples with the movement’s origins, its Soviet and international contexts, and its considerable achievements―prior to the mass Jewish emigration of Gorbachev’s last years, about one quarter of a million Jews left the Soviet : Hardcover.

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Jewish Bolshevism, also Judeo–Bolshevism, is an anti-communist and antisemitic canard, which alleges that the Jews were the originators of the Russian Revolution inand that they held primary power among the Bolsheviks who led the revolution.

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“The large number of Jews in leading parts of the party was not lost on those non-Jews around them. V.M. Molotov, the powerful foreign minister of the Soviet Union under Stalin, made many remarks about Jews to Felix Chuev in a series of conversations between to that became the basis for the book Molotov Remembers.

The main focus of this book is Jewish life under the Soviet regime. The themes of the book include: the attitude of the government to Jews, the fate of the Jewish religion and life in Post-World War II Russia.

The volume also contains an assessment of the prospects for future emigration.5/5(1). The Jewish movement in the Soviet Union benefited in various ways from Western interest and support, but it depended in the first place on initiative taken by Soviet Jews themselves.

A gradual awakening of Jewish national consciousness and an associated movement for emigration coincided with the emergence of Rights activism in the mid- and late. A leading Jewish activist, Vladimir Slepak became the most famous of the refuseniks, Jews whom the Soviet Union refused to allow to leave.

The Soviets often gave no explanation for the denial of an emigration visa, though they frequently attributed it to state security. Adolf Joffe – Communist revolutionary, a Bolshevik politician and a Soviet diplomat. Lazar Kaganovich(Kogan) – Soviet secret police (Cheka, OGPU, NKVD) high functionary, as follows: chief of the Gulag, deputy chief of the Gulag, deputy Narkom of Forest Industry.

Olga Kameneva (Bronstein) – sister of Leon Trotsky, wife of Lev Kamenev. She was an Officer in the Cheka Secret. When They Come for Us, We'll Be Gone: The Epic Struggle to Save Soviet Jewry Gal Beckerman has attempted a monumental task.

He took a muti-faceted exciting subject which could become a very esoteric and boring read. Beckerman captured the excitement and the passion and made it a page turner that was difficult to put down/5(43). WATCH NOW: A behind-the-scenes look at one of the greatest successes in the history of Jewish advocacy: the Soviet Jewry movement.

AJC CEO David Harris presents part one of his two-part firsthand account of some of the key moments of the movement that freed Soviet Jewry and helped bring down the. But in a book written immediately after Stalin’s anti-Semitic purges, it was problematic to write that nationality-based discrimination was a thing of the past.

On top of which, the Soviet Union, like czarist Russia before it, blocked the admittance of Jews to prestigious. The history of the Jews in the Soviet Union is inextricably linked to much earlier expansionist policies of the Russian Empire conquering and ruling the eastern half of the European continent already before the Bolshevik Revolution of " For two centuries – wrote Zvi Gitelman – millions of Jews had lived under one entity, the Russian Empire and [its successor state] the USSR.

The Jewish Role in the Bolshevik Revolution and Russia's Early Soviet Regime. Assessing the Grim Legacy of Soviet Communism.

by Mark Weber. In the night of July, a squad of Bolshevik secret police murdered Russia's last emperor, Tsar Nicholas II, along with his wife, Tsaritsa Alexandra, their year-old son, Tsarevich Alexis, and their four daughters.

Reagan Condemns Soviet Human Rights Policies State Department Telegram Regarding Soviet Jewish Immigration to Israel (11/4/71) White House Statement on the Release of. This edited collection, The Jewish Movement in the Soviet Union, includes six sections: Overview, Soviet Jewish Identity, The Political Ambience, Social Aspects, The Cultural and Spiritual Setting, The World Beyond, and an epilogue written by George P.

Shultz, a prominent political scientist and US Secretary of State ().Although Soviet Jewry's struggle for the right to emigrate has.

Kelner, who is writing a book on how activism for Soviet Jewry shaped American Jewish culture from the s to the s, said the movement taught American Jews to stand up for themselves and for. Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen discusses the Soviet effort, into create an autonomous Jewish state in the country's far eastern region.

Gessen is the author of. This book is a condensed version of the extensive, four-volume history of the Soviet Jewish Movement originally published in Russian during – by one of its key activists, the late Yuli Kosharovsky (–).Author: Larissa Remennick. The Soviet Union’s ban on Jewish immigration to Israel was lifted inwhich was what led to the first wave of Soviet-Jewish immigration to Israel throughout the s.

Yuli Kosharovsky Kosharovsky was a very active leader in the Jewish refusenik movement, and for many years, was an activist that helped cultivate Jewish identity in a. Since the early s, some million Jews from the Soviet Union and its successor states have immigrated to the West, primarily to Israel and the US.

Largely due to the imaginative and skillful mobilization efforts of Jews and their friends throughout the world, this great exodus had important ramifications for US relations with the Soviet Union/Russia and Israel. Book Description: Kosharovsky’s authoritative four-volume history of the Jewish movement in the Soviet Union is now available in a condensed and edited volume that makes this compelling insider’s account of Soviet Jewish activism after Stalin available to a wider audience.

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Echoes Of The Soviet Jewry Movement For veterans of the fight for refuseniks in the ’70s and ’80s, this week's march against anti-Semitism was a familiar and unnerving gathering. By then my book on Soviet anti-Semitism, The Unredeemed, had been released, but fortunately Soviet surveillance was not keeping abreast of the American publishing industry.

Ostensibly, our mission was research on the excellent record of the USSR in preventing crime, but we were really there to raise the issue of Jewish suffering at the highest. Collectively, the contributions to Shelter from the Holocaust reframe the debates about the meaning of "Holocaust survival"; show the profound impact of Polish-Jewish displacement on domestic wartime and postwar Polish and Soviet societies; and, most importantly, draw narratives of Polish Jewish refuge in the Soviet Union from the margins of established historiographies into the center of a.

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Shultz: Libri in altre lingueFormat: Copertina rigida. The exodus of Jews from the former Soviet Union transformed the Jewish landscape on three continents and has been called the preeminent case of Jewish human rights activism.

It is often identified — and confused — with the Soviet dissident movement and the struggle for rights in Russia. The Soviet authorities believed that recognizing the tragedy of the Jewish people as a unique phenomenon would encourage the development of Jewish nationalism.

Until the USSR’s end, the very idea of the Holocaust was largely forbidden, and Zionism was placed in the same category as Ukrainian bourgeois nationalism.

An anonymous manuscript recently smuggled out of the U.S.S.R., known only as “Theses on the Jew ish Question in the Soviet Union,” charges that “it is public knowledge that there is a. by Dr. William L. Pierce.

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"The Dilemmas of Rescue: Current Policy Issue in Soviet Jewish Migration to the U.S." N.Y.: American Jewish Committee -- Institute of Human Relations, c. January Gur-Gurevitz, Baruch. Open Gates: The inside Story of the Mass Aliyah from the Soviet Union and its Successor States.

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