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The need of the shelter for the Jewish people was obvious for at least 2.000 years. But let alone old stories, numerous expulsions, legal discrimination, blood and plague labels, habitual murder and robbery of the Jews. Let’s focus on the last 150 years of the Jewish history. Russian antisemitism culminated in the government-inspired pogroms, prohibition of the professions and the “Pale of Settlement”, which were the prototype of South African apartheid. Russian, Polish, Rumanian, Hungarian etc anti-Semitic policies pushed Jewish youth to the revolutionary underground. We learn from Bolshevi
Unfortunately, antisemitism pursues Me along all My life. I had no Grandfathers, Grandmothers, uncles, aunts etc, since they perished in the Holocaust. Starting from kindergarten, I heard how I’m bad, despite of, sincerely, I had no bad intentions. The open discrimination in the school, high school and work was instant. Many Jews I knew hided their ethnicity, changed Jewish names to «neutral». Sometimes, I discovered people’s Jewishness in the course of funeral or other occasion. However, in the course of My last years in the USSR I felt solidarity from My intelligent co-workers. My views a