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At the end of Stalin’s days, nine doctors, six of them Jews, were prosecuted in Moscow and charged with membership in a “Zionist terrorist gang” that planned to “eliminate leading Soviet leaders.” Stalin subsequently approved a plan to deport all Jews to the Far East, but his death in March 1953 prevented its implementation. Stalin died on Purim 1953.
January 15, 2021
In this lesson, students will learn about Avital Sharansky, and will compare her story to the events of the Purim story.
January 14, 2021
Duration:4 Minutes Link Gal Beckerman explains the greater significance of the fight for Soviet Jewry and his impetus for writing his book “When They Come for Us, We’ll Be Gone.
One day, as I exited the emigration office with my father, the KGB apprehended us and took us to a police station for interrogation. They spoke to me separately. I explained to them that I was a Jew and therefore wanted to live in my homeland, Israel, just like Russians want to live in their homeland.
I was still being followed everywhere. At one point, an attempt was made to force me into a car but I escaped. I feared returning home lest I be kidnapped, so I went to live with my paternal grandmother, whom I loved dearly.
January 6, 2021
Before starting to teach about the Soviet Jewry Struggle, we recommend you give this short introduction:
December 23, 2020
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 Convention that imposed restrictions on trade between the US and the USSR.
Through a simple mathematical calculation, false claims and statements can be proven wrong. For example, the Soviet government stated that they let Jews out without any problem. For example, in 1968, 379 Jews left.
But how many Jews were in the USSR? How many asked for an exit permit and received a refusal? And how many were afraid to ask?
December 17, 2020
New article: The Refusenik Exodus From Slavery to Freedom United the Jewish World and Brought Down the Soviet Union [TABLET]
The Refusenik Exodus From Slavery to Freedom United the Jewish World and Brought Down the Soviet Union
What lessons can we learn from them today?
APRIL 08, 2020
April 8, 2020
Some good news for Jewish Educators: postponing the deadline of the New Grant Giveaway For Educators to June 4th
Due to the Covid-19 situation right now, we’re postponing the deadline of the New Grant Giveaway For Educators to June 4th.
March 30, 2020
A pool of Refuseniks, Activists and second generation experts, available to lecture or attend discussions about the Soviet Jewry Struggle in your area, or on skype.
*Are you available to lecture or participate in discussions about the Soviet Jewry Struggle for Freedom? Join the list
March 12, 2020
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