The Jews of Silence: A Personal Report on Soviet Jewry

The Jews of Silence: A Personal Report on Soviet Jewry

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by Elie Wiesel
     
 

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Wiesel's eyewitness account of the plight of Soviet Jews was originally published in 1966. This revised and expanded edition includes a new preface by Wiesel. It also contains two chapters written after his trips in 1966 and 1972, and an afterword by Martin Gilbert reviewing the past twenty years of Soviet policy regarding Russian Jewry.  See more details below

Overview

Wiesel's eyewitness account of the plight of Soviet Jews was originally published in 1966. This revised and expanded edition includes a new preface by Wiesel. It also contains two chapters written after his trips in 1966 and 1972, and an afterword by Martin Gilbert reviewing the past twenty years of Soviet policy regarding Russian Jewry.

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From the Publisher
“One passionate outcry, both in content and in style.”
—Isaac Bashevis Singer , The New York Times Book Review

“While all religions survive precariously in the Soviet Union, Judaism struggles against singular oppression . . . Wiesel does not portray a self-pitying Soviet Jewry. Rather, he stresses the indomitable strength of their belief. His most moving images focus on the students, who by all laws of logic should have spiritually vanished into the mainstream of Mother Russia long ago.”
The Christian Science Monitor  

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451033178
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/1970
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Elie Wiesel was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986. The author of more than fifty internationally acclaimed works of fiction and nonfiction, he is Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and University Professor at Boston University.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New York, New York
Date of Birth:
September 30, 1928
Place of Birth:
Sighet, Romania
Education:
La Sorbonne

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