The definitive history of the lives of Jews in the Soviet Union in the twentieth century, this work offers a compelling portrait of Soviet Jewry. Nora Levin, author of the critically acclaimed The Holocaust, begins with the overthrow of the tsarist regime by the Bolsheviks and takes the reader through pogroms, resettlements, World War II, the Stalin era, and the present-day refuseniks.
In compiling this seminal and important work, Nora Levin has painstakingly researched a massive amount of first-person reports and documents, as well as secondary resources. She offers an extraordinarily detailed and well-written historyone that presents in an animated and vivid fashion the personal descriptions of the individual struggles for freedom against the backdrop of sweeping political and economic upheavals both within the Soviet Union and in the international arena.
In scope and readability this work cannot be rivaled. For those interested in twentieth-century history, Russian history, Jewish history, and modern religious history, The Jews in the Soviet Union Since 1917 stands alone as an essential book.
|Publisher:||New York University Press|
About the Author
Nora Levin is a scholar, writer, and teacher. She has writtenThe Holocaust and While the Messiah Tarried: Jewish Socialist Movements.