Inside and outside the Soviet Union courageous people lived the seemingly impossible dream of changing the policies of a totalitarian regime. Their bravery and determination resulted in the immigration of nearly 2,000,000 Soviet Jews to Israel, the United States as well as other countries. They also inspired a new era of religious freedom in Russia and the other states that succeeded the Soviet Union.
Triumph Over Tyranny: The Heroic Campaigns that Saved 2,000,000 Soviet Jews, published by Devora Publishing of Jerusalem and New York,is the most complete account to date of their remarkable stories of struggle and success. It is a panorama of the history of the international Soviet Jewry movement and the fight for human rights in the former Soviet Union.
It is the first book in English to reveal some of the clandestine activities of the Chabad movement to keep Judaism alive in the Soviet Union during the regimes of Stalin and Khrushchev. It also discloses the dramatic story of the Israeli government’s secret missions to contact and aid Soviet Jews in their quest to emigrate from an oppressive regime and live as Jews in Israel. Quoting from newly translated KGB documents, the book shows how leaders in the Kremlin rationalized their brutal and repressive actions.
Triumph Over Tyranny demonstrates how activists in the USSR and abroad, motivated by their realization that European Jews had been abandoned to suffer the horrors of the Holocaust, were determined to give meaning to the slogan “Never Again”and waged successful campaigns to save their brethren, the Jews of the Soviet Union who courageously refused to be victims.
December 6, 2012 marks the 25th anniversary of the massive rally for Soviet Jewry in Washington, DC on the eve of the Gorbachev-Reagan Summit. Check out the story of thiis great day of Jewish unity at http://freedom25.net/