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Masha Gessen

Acclaimed Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen reveals the complex, strange and heart-wrenching truth of Jews in twentieth-century Russia that begins with pogroms and ends with emigration. Gessen’s latest book, Where the Jews Aren’t: The Sad and Absurd Story of Birobidzhan, Russia’s Jewish Autonomous Region, tells the true story of the region the Soviet Union declared a homeland for Jews in 1929, only to traumatize them and render them invisible in the late 1940s.



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