The Jewish Movement in the Soviet Union (BOK)

The Jewish Movement in the Soviet Union (BOK)

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Yaacov Ro'i and his collaborators provide the first scholarly survey of one of the most successful Soviet dissident movements, one which ultimately affected and reflected the demise of a superpower's stature. The Jewish Movement saw hundreds of thousands of Soviet Jews leave their native country for Israel. This book grapples with the movement's origins, its Soviet and international contexts, and its considerable achievements - prior to the mass Jewish emigration of Gorbachev's last years, about one quarter of a million Jews left the Soviet Union. The contributors, a mix of senior and junior scholars, as well as movement participants, examine the influences of a wide range of contemporary events, including the victory of Israel in the 1967 war, the Soviet dissident and human rights movements, and the general malaise of Soviet society, its self-contradictory attitude toward nationalism, and its underlying anti-Semitism. The book is based on a combination of secondary research, archival work, and interviews. The epilogue by former secretary of state George P. Shultz discusses support for the Jewish Movement under the Ronald Reagan administration, reactions and views by the United States as Gorbachev came to power, and U.S. satisfaction of his denouement.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forlag
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9781421405643 Antall sider 472
Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 3,5cm Vekt 885 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende George P. Shultz, George P. Shultz, Yaacov Ro'i
Emner og form European history, Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000, Jewish studies, International relations