A Second Exodus: The American Movement to Free Soviet Jews

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dc.contributor.author Friedman, Murray
dc.contributor.author Chernin, Albert D.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-02-26T16:37:51Z
dc.date.available 2014-02-26T16:37:51Z
dc.date.issued 1999
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-61168-666-1
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10192/26631
dc.description.abstract Since the early 1960s, some 1.3 million Jews from the Soviet Union and its successor states have immigrated to the West, primarily to Israel and the US. Largely due to the imaginative and skillful mobilization efforts of Jews and their friends throughout the world, this great exodus had important ramifications for US relations with the Soviet Union/Russia and Israel. In addition, the success of American Jews in mounting and sustaining this lobbying effort represented a coming of age for the community, which only a few decades before had been unable to extricate millions of Jews from Europe and the Nazis. This book, part history, part celebration, combines essays by scholars with memoirs and first-hand accounts to chronicle this extraordinary rescue mission.
dc.format.extent 275 pp. 6 x 9"
dc.language English
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Brandeis University Press
dc.rights Copyright by Murray Friedman and Albert D. Chernin 1999
dc.subject Jewish Studies
dc.subject History - 20th Century
dc.subject Cold War Studies
dc.title A Second Exodus: The American Movement to Free Soviet Jews
dc.type Book
dc.identifier.doi 10.26812/9781611686661

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