A refusenik details her journey out of the USSR.
“The Soviet authorities expected a large crowd, and they did their best to frighten it away. The Jews were not to forget that someone was watching.”
In the last of three excerpts from “When They Come for Us, We’ll Be Gone,” Gal Beckerman writes of how Avital Shcharansky, the wife of imprisoned Soviet dissident Anatoly Shcharansky, worked tirelessly to make her husband’s name one the West could not ignore.
In this excerpt from his new book, “When They Come for Us, We’ll Be Gone: The Epic Struggle To Save Soviet Jewry” Gal Beckerman writes about an act of defiance that forced three high-profile refuseniks to fall victim to Soviet justice.
This excerpt from Forward staff writer Gal Beckerman’s new book, “When They Come for Us, We’ll Be Gone: The Epic Struggle To Save Soviet Jewry,” tells of Meir Kahane’s tumultuous reign over the Soviet Jewry movement, and the fatal consequence.