Soviet Jewry and Human Rights

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In 1965 Isi published a study entitled “Soviet Jewry and Human Rights” based on Soviet sources which documented state sponsored anti-Semitism and outlined the denial of human rights to Soviet Jews. It achieved international prominence primarily because the editor of the Australian Communist Party newspaper contributed a preface endorsing the central theme and urging the Soviets to review their policies.

The Australian Communist Party split over the issue. This ignited a fierce global debate among Jewish communists and fellow travelers who until then had slavishly denied or apologized for Soviet anti-Semitism.

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Soviet Jewry and Human Rights (chaps 4-6)

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