Friday, March 20, 2009

On Soviet Jewry

Many years after coming to America from Odessa in Soviet Ukraine,Emil Draitser, realized that every time he uttered the word "Jewish"--even in casual conversation--he lowered his voice. In his memoir Shush! Growing Up Jewish Under Stalin he tells how this habit formed during his childhood in the anti-Semitic, post-Holocaust Soviet Union, and presents a sweeping panorama of two centuries of Jewish history in Russia.
Here. Audio should be available soon.

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