When They Come for Us, We'll Be Gone: The Epic Struggle to Save Soviet Jewry

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$12.34
UPC:
9780547577470
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Publisher:
Mariner Books; Reprint edition (September 13, 2011)
Binding:
Paperback
Pages:
624
Shipping Weight:
1.4 pounds
Language:
English
Product Dimensions:
5.3 x 1 x 8 inches
ISBN-10:
0547577478
ISBN-13:
978-0547577470
Author:
Gal Beckerman

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ANew YorkerReviewers FavoritesBeckerman recounts the historic trajectory of this grand assertion of human rights with passionate clarity and pellucid conviction.Cynthia OzickAT THE END OF WORLD WAR II, NEARLY THREE MILLION JEWS WERE TRAPPED INSIDE THE SOVIET UNION. They lived a paradoxunwanted by a repressive Stalinist state, yet forbidden to leave.When They Come for Us, Well Be Goneis the astonishing and inspiring story of their rescue. Drawing on newly released Soviet government documents and hundreds of interviews, Beckerman shows how the movement led to a mass exodus in 1989 and forced human rights into the center of American foreign policy. In cinematic detail, this multigenerational saga, filled with suspense and revelations, provides an essential missing piece of Cold War and Jewish history.Fresh, surprising and exceedingly well-researched.Anne Applebaum,Washington PostBest Nonfiction 2010A riveting work of reporting and a magisterial history of one of the twentieth centurys great dramas of liberation.Commentary

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