Interesting piece of history. Real life, not Hollywood schlock or pseudo-history.
It deserves a thread.
She deserved whatever pain she recieved. If it had been up to her, most people on FR and the rest of te world would be in chains or gulags.
I'm curious as to why she stayed in the Soviet Union after her parents returned home to America. Did she really believe she would have more opportunities there? And I'm curious as to why the parents thought life in the USSR was going to be so good for Jews; there had been pogroms there for YEARS and Jews had been coming the the US to escape them! I guess, like their daughter, they were looking for some entity to take care of them.
posted on 12/08/2001 3:51:52 AM PST
This is a "man bites dog" story. Jews who left the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union to come to the United States were among the least likely of any immigrant group to ever go back. Millions left but only a few thousand ever returned.
The number of Jews who returned to the Soviet Union in the 1930's is dwarfed by the number who left the Soviet Union before 1990 and returned to Russia after the fall of communism.
posted on 12/08/2001 8:49:53 AM PST
During World War II, Leder is fired by the hope that the Soviet nation is fighting fascism. In reality, she finds that Soviet society has turned its back on her due to anti-Semitism.
It seems that the reviewer is really confused on the issue of the anti-Semitism. The Soviet nation is fighting fascism and at the same time is anti-Semitic. Hmm, kind of mutually exclusive statement.
posted on 12/09/2001 5:48:38 PM PST
Please note post #36.
I didn't realize that there was a new biography out on Hillary.
posted on 12/10/2001 5:56:34 PM PST
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