Stalin Movie

Jon Kalish reports on a new film about the Jewish homeland created by Josef Stalin in the 1920's. Stalin wanted to funnel the money Jews were sending to Palestine into Russia, and also wanted an outpost of civilization near Russia's border with China. Jews hoped to create a utopia for themselves, but they instead were persecuted by the Russian government. Today, around 6,000 Jews still live the area. Producer Elizabeth Schwartz and Director Yale Strom tell the story in L'Chayim, Comrade Stalin!.

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