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Where the Jews Aren't

The Sad and Absurd Story of Birobidzhan, Russia's Autonomous Region

Where the Jews Aren't( )
Author: Gessen, Masha
Series title:Jewish Encounters Ser.
ISBN:978-0-8052-4246-1
Publication Date:Aug 2016
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint:Schocken
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $25.00
Book Description:

In 1929, the Soviet Union declared the area of Birobidzhan a homeland for Jews. It was championed by a group of intellectuals who envisioned a place of post-oppression Jewish culture, and by the early 1930s, tens of thousands of Jews had moved there from the shtetls. The state-building ended quickly, in the late 1930s, with arrests and purges of the Communist Party and cultural elite, but after the Second World War, the newly named "Jewish Autonomous Region" received an influx of Jews...
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Book Details
Pages:192
Detailed Subjects: History / Russia & The Former Soviet Union
History / Jewish
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.591 x 8.736 x 0.936 Inches
Book Weight:0.876 Pounds
Author Biography
Gessen, Masha (Author)
Masha Gessen is a Russian American journalist. She has written several books including The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin, Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot, and The Brothers: The Road to an American Tragedy. The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia won the National Book Award for Nonfiction in 2017.

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