Slain

Yiddish
writers


Yiddish
writers’
lives, works
to be
recalled
in Aug. 11 program
On Aug. 12, 1952, the Soviet regime of Joseph Stalin executed 14 prominent Yiddish writers in an attempt to wipe out Jewish culture.
It was the last wave of executions before Stalin’s death the following year, sending a strong statement of anti-Semitism that poisoned life for Jews in the USSR and the Eastern bloc countries for decades to come.
A coalition of secular Jewish organizations in the Los Ange...

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