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Soviet Exile- Finding Safety in Stalingrad as the” Khimike”
There followed a year of relative quiet as the two brothers managed to settle themselves in Tarnopol. The Soviets had annexed the central regions of eastern Poland to Byelorussia( White Russia) and southern regions to the Ukraine , while Lithuania absorbed the northern regions. They set about removing all traces of Polish heritage from these regions. They also disbanded the Jewish communal institutions and Hebrew education, while allowing for Yiddish language education under state-run schools. All this did not affect the two brothers as they kept a low profile.