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A Century of Ambivalence: The Jews of Russia and the Soviet Union, 1881 to the Presentsecond, Expanded Edition

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A century ago the Russian Empire contained the largest Jewish community in the world, numbering about five million people. Today, the Jewish population of the former Soviet Union has dwindled to half a million, but remains probably the world's third largest Jewish community. In the intervening century the Jews of that area have been at the center of some of the most dramat ...more
Hardcover, 315 pages
Published June 1st 2001 by Indiana University Press
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Tracy Phillips
This book is a very detailed and interesting historical account of Eastern European Jewish life from 1881 to the present. I highly recommend this book for anyone doing genealogy or anyone who has a interest in Jewish Russian history. Sometimes history is SO fascinating that it reads like a fiction book and is all the more exciting because what you are reading actually took place!
Emily
I acquired this book when I was thinking of researching my grandmother's life story, since she lived in Russia during the earliest decades described in this book.
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