Sunday, April 21, 2013

Soviet Exile- Finding Safety in Stalingrad as the” Khimike”

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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.

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