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When they come for us, we'll be gone : the epic struggle to save Soviet Jewry / Gal Beckerman.

Author/Creator:
Beckerman, Gal.
Publication:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010.
Format/Description:
Book
598 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Subjects:
Jews -- Soviet Union -- History -- 20th century.
Jews -- Soviet Union -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Jews -- Persecutions -- Soviet Union -- History -- 20th century.
Jews -- Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Refuseniks.
Soviet Union -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy.
Soviet Union -- Ethnic relations.
Emigration and immigration -- Government policy.
Ethnic relations.
Jews.
Jews -- Persecutions.
Jews -- Politics and government.
Jews -- Social conditions.
Soviet Union.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
Draws on newly released government documents to trace the three-decade effort to protect Jewish Soviet citizens after World War II, providing coverage of the movement's impact on Judaism, the Cold War, and immigration.
Contents:
Part I: After the thaw, 1963-1970
Beneath the earth, 1963-1966
"Failure may have become our habit," 1963-1964
A circumcision at the Dacha, 1966-1969
The overall orchestra, 1965-1969
"Escape, daughter of Zion dwelling in Babylon," 1969-1970
Part II: Their own deĢtente, 1970-1980
Outrageous things, 1970-1972
Birth of the refusenik, 1970-1972
Linkage, 1972-1975
Politiki and kulturniki, 1975-1977
The shaming, 1977-1978
Trial and exile, 1977-1980
Part III: Slouching towards glasnost, 1981-1987
Hopelessness, 1981-1984
Pawns again, 1985-1986
"Mr. Gorbachev, let these people go!" 1986-1987
Afterword: Hundreds of thousands, 1988-1991.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 568-579) and index.
Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature, Winner, 2012
National Jewish Book Awards - Jewish Book of the Year, Winner, 2010
ISBN:
9780618573097
0618573097
OCLC:
505420673