When They Come for Us, We'll Be Gone The Epic Struggle to Save Soviet Jewry

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Title When They Come for Us, We'll Be Gone The Epic Struggle to Save Soviet Jewry
ISBN 9780618573097
Author Beckerman, Gal
Subject Judaica
Binding Hardcover
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publisher Year 2010
Condition Fine in Very Good dust jacket
Description 1.7 x 9.1 x 6.4 Inches; 598 pages;

A New Yorker Reviewers’ NT assertion of human rights with passionate clarity and pellucid conviction.”—Cynthia Ozick

AT THE END OF WORLD WAR II, NEARLY THREE MILLION JEWS WERE TRAPPED INSIDE THE SOVIET UNION. They lived a paradox—unwanted by a repressive Stalinist state, yet forbidden to leave. When They Come for Us, We’ll Be Gone is the astonishing and inspiring story of their rescue. Drawing on newly released Soviet government documents and hundreds of interviews, Beckerman shows how the movement led to a mass exodus in 1989 and forced human rights into the center of American foreign policy. In cinematic detail, this multigenerational saga, filled with suspense and revelations, provides an essential missing piece of Cold War and Jewish history.

“Fresh, surprising and exceedingly well-researched.”—Anne Applebaum, Washington Post Best Nonfiction 2010

“A riveting work of reporting and a magisterial history of one of the twentieth century’s great dramas of liberation.”—Commentary


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