The Sovi­et Jew­ish Americans

Annelise Orleck
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January 27, 2012
This is a great intro­duc­tion to 25 years of Sovi­et Jew­ish immi­gra­tion to the US, from the small ear­ly wave of the 1970s through to the post-col­lapse mass migra­tion. His­to­ry pro­fes­sor Annelise Orleck inter­views a broad cross-sec­tion of Sovi­et Jews, cre­at­ing a com­pre­hen­sive pic­ture of their expe­ri­ences in the USSR, rea­sons for leav­ing and the cul­ture clash­es and oth­er chal­lenges they faced once they arrived in the US. In between, she includes his­tor­i­cal con­text and psy­cho­log­i­cal stud­ies to give a broad answer to the ques­tion Who are the Sovi­et Jews?”.

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