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Jews in the Soviet Union

Jewish Life Between the Wars


On March 27, 1919...



Torah scrools piled up for destruction...



N. Edelberg, S. Isazro and L. Beigman...



Judaism is one of the religions attacked...


THE YEVSEKTSII, the Jewish sections of the Communist Party, are the main instrument of the new government in applying the Marxist doctrine of forced assimilation.

The majority of Russian Jews support the various Zionist organizations; these become the first to be liquidated. Zionism is labeled "a bourgeois-clerical tendency," and thousands of Zionists are exiled to Siberia.

The systematic attack of the Bolshevik government upon all organized religions also affects Judaism. The Yevsektsii close down synagogues and kheyders, confiscate religious books and objects, and conduct a campaign against rabbis, ritual slaughterers and other essential functionaries of Jewish religious and communal life. If they refuse to resign, they are arrested and deported. (CONT)


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