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To: SuziQ
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!

You are confused, pogroms happened in isolated parts of the Russian Empire, like Ukraine. This story goes against the usual "Stalin was an anti-semite and Jews were victims in the Soviet Union" revisionist mantra.

14 posted on 12/09/2001 11:09:01 AM PST by madrussian
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To: madrussian
You are confused, pogroms happened in isolated parts of the Russian Empire, like Ukraine.

Because that is where the Jews lived. Duh.

When the Russian revolution occurred in Moscow, there were almost no Jews living in Moscow.

15 posted on 12/09/2001 12:02:41 PM PST by Inyokern
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