USSR

New program brings history of Holocaust in USSR to Israeli students

GPG program to be operated with Beit Lohamei Haghetaot

Why does Israel celebrate VE Day on a different date to Europe?

While most western European countries hold Victory in Europe celebrations on May 8, the official end of the conflict, Israel holds its commemorations on May 9.

Red Army veteran Israel Berber
Red Army veterans commemorate VE Day with IFCJ and Matav

VE Day marks the day the Soviet Union’s Red Army defeated Nazi Germany.

‘Black January’ became the starting point of Azerbaijan’s independence

Despite bloody events in Baku, the day of January 20, 1990, became a page of heroism in the history of the struggle for the independence and territorial integrity of Azerbaijan.

18/01/2020
Reflecting on Raoul Wallenberg’s fate 75 years after his disappearance

On January 17, 1945 – 75 years ago – Raoul Wallenberg was arrested by the Soviet military intelligence apparatus, never to be seen again.

By BARUCH TENEMBAUM
17/01/2020
Dr. Akadi Zeltser in Yad Vashem's Valley of the Communities
Letters of Jews from the USSR, 1941-1945

The letters, which were found in Yad Vashem’s Archive as well as other archives and translated into English, open a window into the world of Soviet Jewish thoughts and feelings at that time.

FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT
Soviet spy who allegedly thwarted Nazi plot to murder Roosevelt dies

She was involved in Operation Long-Jump was an alleged Nazi plot to murder Stalin, Roosevelt and Truman during the 1943 Tehran Summit.

A protest by The 35's on behalf of Prisoners of Zion held in the USSR, Montreal, 1976. Photo by Bill
The housewives who took on the USSR to help Soviet Jewry

How a women's protest group made a difference by raising the cause of Soviet Jewish political prisoners during the Cold War.

By SHAI BEN-ARI/NATIONAL LIBRARY OF ISRAEL
03/11/2019
THE ISRAELI public demands the release of Soviet Jews
Brandeis acquires archives of Jewish group that supported Soviet Jews

Many of the university's programs address gender equality, health and domestic violence.

By PENNY SCHWARTZ/ JTA
27/10/2019
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Passion and Judaism on parade in St. Petersburg

The Iron Curtain has long parted as hundreds of involved Jews descend on Russia’s cultural capital for the Limmud FSU festival.

By ERICA SCHACHNE
04/04/2019
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