Soviet Union

Jews were expected to transform their shtetl values, religious traditions, and bourgeois attitudes into muscular exemplars of humanity’s ideal, the New Soviet Man.

Sept. 12 2022 12:01AM

The beginnings of the Doctors’ Plot.

Sept. 2 2022 12:01AM

Communist propaganda helped to form modern hatred of Israel.

Avner Yeshurun
June 17 2022 12:01AM

Opponents of Moscow’s interests are labeled “Nazis”—even if they’re Jews.

Jeffrey Herf
March 15 2022 12:01AM

The Chabad writer joins us to discuss how the Jewish communities of Ukraine have adapted to the war.

March 4 2022 12:01AM

“Even when you walk through the valley of death, you are still making moral choices.”

Oct. 12 2021 12:01AM

The Jewish leader recalls his upbringing in Soviet Russia and explains what inspired him to return to the land from which his family fled.

June 17 2021 12:01AM

So long as you engage in doublethink, you can’t be truly free.

Natan Sharansky and Gil Troy
Feb. 12 2021 12:01AM

When Jews preferred Nazi ghettos to Soviet equality of rights.

Timothy Snyder
Oct. 5 2020 12:01AM

Yuri Orlov refused to hide.

Sept. 30 2020 12:01AM

Even when Labor tried to nip it in the bud.

John Strawson
Sept. 15 2020 12:01AM

Even though the author tries to downplay it, a new book shows how deeply rooted anti-Semitism was in Soviet ideology.

Aug. 25 2020 12:01AM