AuthorBeckerman, Gal.
TitleWhen they come for us, we'll be gone : the epic struggle to save Soviet Jewry / Gal Beckerman.
PublishedBoston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010.
Description598 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN9780618573097
ISBN0618573097
Bib. NoteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 568-579) and index.
Formatted NoteContents: Part I: After the thaw, 1963-1970 -- Beneath the earth, 1963-1966 -- "Failure may have become our habit," 1963-1964 -- A circumcision at the Dacha, 1966-1969 -- The overall orchestra, 1965-1969 -- "Escape, daughter of Zion dwelling in Babylon," 1969-1970 -- Part II: Their own d├ętente, 1970-1980 -- Outrageous things, 1970-1972 -- Birth of the refusenik, 1970-1972 -- Linkage, 1972-1975 -- Politiki and kulturniki, 1975-1977 -- The shaming, 1977-1978 -- Trial and exile, 1977-1980 -- Part III: Slouching towards glasnost, 1981-1987 -- Hopelessness, 1981-1984 -- Pawns again, 1985-1986 -- "Mr. Gorbachev, let these people go!" 1986-1987 -- Afterword: Hundreds of thousands, 1988-1991.
Summary NoteSummary: Draws on newly released government documents to trace the three-decade effort to protect Jewish Soviet citizens after World War II, providing coverage of the movement's impact on Judaism, the Cold War, and immigration.
SubjectsJews -- Persecutions -- Soviet Union -- History -- 20th century.
Jews -- Soviet Union -- History -- 20th century.
Jews -- Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Jews -- Soviet Union -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Refuseniks.
Soviet Union -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy.
Soviet Union -- Ethnic relations.
Other TitlesWhen they come for us, we will be gone
Epic struggle to save Soviet Jewry
LC Card Number2010-5735
Call Number/Copies 
 WRHS Research Library: DS 134.85 B396 2010
CA-1903629: LC class, closed stacks [status: NON-CIRCULATING]
[Record 76223]