Friday, June 18, 2010
Remember Soviet Jewry?
Gal Beckerman tells about the international struggle to free the Jews of the Soviet Union. For years this was a major story; most people have forgotten it, so I'm linking for educative reasons. Beckerman eventually attributes to the activists a contribution to bringing down theSoviet Union which is way beyond what they deserve or what common sense would grant them, not to mention that he'd need Soviet sources to say, not American ones. The Soviet Union did not collapse because Jews wanted out. But it was a dramatic story.