Anti-Semitism in the Post-Soviet States
Publication Date: April 2003
Publisher(s): Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
Author(s): Betsy Gidwitz
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: FSU; Jewish-Christian Relations; Community Relations; Soviet Jewry
The author discusses the level, nature and characteristics of antisemitism currently extant in the former Soviet Union -- specifically Russia and Ukraine, the only post-Soviet states with substantial Jewish populations. The author reviews phenomena including acts of violence committed against Jews (and perceived Jews), violence against other ethnic groups, government antisemitism, fascism, radical political parties, Church antisemitism, and the fragility of Jewish institutions.