May 1, 2008

Stalin's Forgotten Zion

TRAIN STATION WITH RUSSIAN AND HEBREW SIGNS
In 1934 Joseph Stalin created a Jewish Zone called Birobidzhan in the outer reaches of Siberia near the Chinese border; few Jews remain there today. Swarthmore College created an incredible website documenting this story in the saga of the Russian Jews.

http://www.Swarthmore.edu/Home/News/biro/

photocredit:James Bryant

1 comment:

Bernie O'Hare said...

MM, I really appreciate you directing outr attention to this site. I had no idea that there was a Palestine in the Soviet Union. It's quite an interesting story.