Wilson Center Experts

Yaacov Ro’I

Visiting Grant
Kennan Institute

Expertise:
Russia and Eurasia
;
Israel
Affiliation:
Director, Tel-Aviv University
Wilson Center Project(s):
Soviet Jewry: Struggle and Dilemma
Term:
May 01, 1983
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May 01, 1983

Project Summary

Surveys and analyzes he history of the struggle for the Jewish exodus from the USSR from 1948-1980. Examines the struggle of the Jews within the USSR and the struggle conducted on their behalf by governments, groupings and individuals throughout the Western world. Asks the degree to which the Soviet Jewish effort to leave the USSR was the result of official Soviet pressures and discriminatory policies or of social, popular antisemitism.