Introduction to The Soviet Jewry Struggle for Freedom

 Before starting to teach about the Soviet Jewry Struggle, we recommend you give this short introduction:  The Soviet Union was one of the two superpowers in the world (along with the United States), but this power did not last and disbanded in 1991, only...

Calculated Discussion: Permission to leave paradise

 Introduction With a rare combination of basic mathematics and history, we will explain the USSR’s line of thought regarding the exit of citizens from its borders, the diploma tax they gave to strengthen the exit restriction, and the Jackson-Vanik...

Women of the Refuseniks – video & discussion

Women of the Refuseniks - video & discussion  Introduction Middle school-High school The role of the women who stood up in defense of Soviet Jews and those women denied the right to leave the USSR. Original lesson plan and video: Women of the Refuseniks...

BRAINWASHING & FAKE NEWS – SLIDESHOW & DISCUSSION

 Introduction In this lesson you can use a slideshow presentation of rare archives to show how the Soviet Media portrayed Jews and the Jewish Emigration Problem. (According to Soviet officials there was no problem because no one wanted to get out.) The...
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