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Jerusalem on the Amur: Birobidzhan and the Canadian Jewish Communist Movement, 1924-1951 Henry Felix Srebrnik

Jerusalem on the Amur: Birobidzhan and the Canadian Jewish Communist Movement, 1924-1951

Henry Felix Srebrnik

Published May 10th 2014
ISBN : 9781282865563
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360 pages
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In 1928 the Soviet Union proposed the establishment of an autonomous socialist Jewish republic in the far eastern reaches of Russian territory. In Birobidzhan the eternal search for a Jewish homeland would be realized and Jews would possess their ownMoreIn 1928 the Soviet Union proposed the establishment of an autonomous socialist Jewish republic in the far eastern reaches of Russian territory. In Birobidzhan the eternal search for a Jewish homeland would be realized and Jews would possess their own institutions, which would function in Yiddish. A new Jew would be created, emancipated, and rejuvenated. Although the project was eventually revealed to be a fraud, thousands of left-wing Jews in Canada and the United States passionately supported it and campaigned on its behalf - some even emigrated to Birobidzhan.