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Jews and Jewish Life in Russia and the Soviet Union : The Cummings Center - Yaacov Ro'i

Jews and Jewish Life in Russia and the Soviet Union

The Cummings Center

By: Yaacov Ro'i (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st January 1995
ISBN: 9780714641492
Number Of Pages: 432

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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.

Introductionp. 1
Did Russian Jewry Exist prior to 1917?p. 15
Patterns of Internal Jewish Migration in the Russian Empirep. 28
Redefining the Jewish Question from Lenin to Gorbachev: Terminology or Ideology?p. 51
Soviet Cultural and Ethnic Policies toward Jews: A Legacy Reassessedp. 67
Jews into Peasants? Solving the Jewish Question in Birobidzhanp. 87
The Doctors' Plot: Stalin's Solution to the Jewish Questionp. 103
Anti-Jewish Pogroms in the First Russian Revolution, 1905-1907p. 127
Russian Jewry as the 'Little Nation' of the Russian Revolutionp. 146
The Doctors' Plot: The Non-Jewish Responsep. 157
The Unique Features of the Holocaust in the Soviet Unionp. 171
Revival, Reconstruction or Rejection: Soviet Jewry in the Postwar Years, 1944-48p. 189
The Re-education of Der Nister, 1922-1929p. 201
Vasilii Grossman and the Holocaust on Soviet Soilp. 212
Institutionalized Jewish Culture from the 1960s to the mid-1980sp. 226
Russian and Hebrew Literature in Cross Mirrorsp. 237
Judaism in the USSR, 1917-1930: The Fate of Religious Educationp. 251
The Jewish Religion in the Soviet Union after World War IIp. 263
Synagogues and Synagogue Life in Georgia in the Postwar Erap. 290
The Soviet Position on the Establishment of the State of Israelp. 303
Soviet Diplomacy and the Issue of Jewish Immigration to Israel, 1946-1953p. 316
The Beginnings of the Struggle for Soviet Jewish Emigration and Its Impact on Israel-Soviet Relationsp. 327
United States Policy and Soviet Jewish Emigration from Nixon to Bushp. 338
Trends in Soviet Jewish Demography since the Second World Warp. 365
Russia's Economic Future: The Calculus of Jewish Emigrationp. 383
Conflicting Values among the Jewish Population of Moscow, Kiev and Minskp. 391
Emigration, Immigration and Culture Change: Toward a Trans-national Russian' Jewish Community?p. 403
Notes on Contributorsp. 415
Glossaryp. 419
Indexp. 421
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ISBN: 9780714641492
ISBN-10: 0714641499
Series: The Cummings Center
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 1st January 1995
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 1

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