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Author Kholmyansky, Ephraim, 1950- author.

Title The voice of silence : the story of the Jewish underground in the USSR / Ephraim (Alexander) Kholmyansky
Published Brookline, MA : Academic Studies Press, 2021


Description 1 online resource (284 pages) : illustrations (some color), color maps
Series Jews of Russia & Eastern Europe and their legacy
Jews of Russia & Eastern Europe and their legacy.
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Part One -- Chapter 1 -- Chapter 2 -- Chapter 3 -- Chapter 4 -- Chapter 5 -- Part Two -- Chapter 6 -- Chapter 7 -- Chapter 8 -- Chapter 9 -- Chapter 10 -- List of figures -- Index
Summary "While trying to revive Jewish national life by teaching Hebrew and Judaism in the Soviet Union, Ephraim Kholmyansky is arrested and threatened with long years of imprisonment and exile. In response, he declares a hunger strike. Supporters throughout the world rally to pressure the Soviet government to release him. A race against time begins... Ephraim Kholmyansky was born in Moscow in 1950. In 1979, he initiated an underground network for dissemination of Hebrew, Jewish tradition and Zionist values throughout the peripheral cities of the USSR. He was arrested in 1984 when the KGB planted weapons in his apartment in order to stage a show trial and intimidate Jewish activists. Kholmyansky held a prolonged hunger strike while kept in prison. Thanks to his hunger strike and major international solidarity campaign, he received a relatively short sentence. This is an exceedingly rare case of victory over the KGB. This book documents this trying episode of his life and provides a unique perspective from inside the USSR"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on January 21, 2022)
Subject Kholmyansky, Ephraim, 1950-
Jews -- Soviet Union -- Biography
Refuseniks -- Biography
Political prisoners -- Soviet Union -- Biography
Israel -- Emigration and immigration -- Biography
HISTORY / Jewish
Political prisoners
Soviet Union
Genre/Form Biographies
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2021016569
ISBN 9781644695920