Soviet Jewry Since the Death of Stalin: A Twenty-five Year Perspective
Publication Date: January 1979
Publisher(s): American Jewish Committee
Author(s): Leon Shapiro
Series: American Jewish Year Book vol.79 (1979), pp.77-103
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Antisemitism; Former Soviet Union (FSU); Social Problems; Community Relations
The author asserts that for a proper perspective on the situation of the Jews in the Soviet Union, it is important to understand the special role that Jews play in Soviet nationality doctrine. He explores the legacy of Stalinist-era antisemitism under Khrushchev and Brezhnev. He addresses population, religion, culture, public policies, and Jewish dissidence, and delineates three stages in the development of anti-Jewish bias in the USSR.