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The Jews of silence : a personal report on Soviet Jewry

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The Jews of silence : a personal report on Soviet Jewry
Call No: 947.085 W65j

Call Number947.085 W65j
Dates[1985]; ©1985
Statement of ResponsibilityElie Wiesel ; translated from the Hebrew with an historical afterword by Neal Kozodoy ; illustrated by Mark Podwal.
Creators & ContributorsWiesel, Elie (author)
Kozodoy, Neal (contributor)
Podwal, Mark H. (illustrator)
Summary"In the fall of 1965 the Israeli newspaper Haaretz sent a young journalist named Elie Wiesel to the Soviet Union to report on the lives of Jews trapped behind the Iron Curtain...  What he discovered astonished him: Jewish men and women, young and old, in Moscow, Kiev, Leningrad, Vilna, Minsk, and Tbilisi, completely cut off from the outside world, overcoming their fear of the ever-present KGB to ask Wiesel about the lives of Jews in America, in Western Europe, and, most of all, in Israel. They have scant knowledge of Jewish history or current events; they celebrate Jewish holidays at considerable risk and with only the vaguest ideas of what these days commemorate.” —Publisher of later edition
  • Fear
  • A Gift
  • Babi Yar
  • Celebration in Moscow
  • A Night of Dancing
  • Solitude
  • The Dream of Israel
  • What they Expect from Us
Historical Afterword on Soviet Jewry / Neal Kozodoy
Suggested Readings
Physical Description 172 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Carrier Typevolume
Publisher[New York] : Bibliophile Library
Notes"Suggested readings": pages 171–172