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Let me tell you myStory

HIAS preserves the stories of those who emigrated from the Soviet Union, the FSU, and other countries to provide insight into the struggles of generations of immigrants who now call America home. Contribute to this archive—be part of history—by telling your story now.

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Cold War

Posted by Diane Fisher on 03/06/13 at 12:50 am

On March 23, 1980, me, my husband and our two daughters said good-bye to our relatives, friends and coworkers and to our beloved Russia and boarded the plane St. Petersburg-Vienna. ...

EMIGRATION

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Posted by HIAS on 02/22/13 at 4:43 pm

In 1973, the possibility of emigration from the Soviet Union started looming on the horizon. Because the Jewish religion in the USSR was destroyed, anti-Semitism was the only force behind ...

Russian Jews Don't Cry

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Posted by uri norwich on 02/15/13 at 8:20 pm

Back on August 1, 2012 I posted an excerpt from my then newly published book “Russian Jews Don’t Cry”. It just went into 2nd edition, and it appears that many, ...

ЕГО МЕЧТЫ СБЫВАЮТСЯ

Posted by Ilya Novofastovsky on 02/15/13 at 10:54 am

История Ильи Новофастовского, успешного профи, ратующего за сердечность. Записала Наоми Зубкова...

Long Road to Freedom

Posted by Lina Eydus on 02/11/13 at 10:27 pm

In Russia, I was a teenager when I was arrested by the government for participating in a Purim Spiel. The police came to my friend’s house where we were rehearsing ...

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myStory Blog

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