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Where the Jews Aren't

The Sad and Absurd Story of Birobidzhan, Russia's Jewish Autonomous Region

by Masha Gessen

Hardcover, 169 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $25 |

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Where the Jews Aren't
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The Sad and Absurd Story of Birobidzhan, Russia's Jewish Autonomous Region
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Masha Gessen

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Recounts a little-known story of twentieth century Jewish-Russian experience to reveal the complex truths behind pogrom and emigration activities, detailing the waves of Jewish influxes in the Birobidzhan homeland before its citizens were silenced by state-sanctioned purges.

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