Has Russia Solved the Jewish Problem?
An Inventory of the Postwar Situation
Outside the United States, the Soviet Union has the largest number of Jews living in any one country today. What is the present status of the Jews in the USSR? To what extent do they enjoy freedom and equality in political, social, and economic life? How has the war affected their position in the Soviet family of nations? What is their future outlook?
At the outset, one must be reminded that the information available to help answer these questions is by no means as complete as the information we have on the situation of Jews, say, in England or Germany or even in Czechoslovakia at the western edge of the Soviet sphere of influence. Instead of deriving our information from free intercourse and communication with Soviet Jews, we must depend primarily upon the statements of the Soviet government and its officially approved Jewish spokesmen in the USSR, the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee. Only a relatively small number of Americans, Jews and non-Jews, have had a chance to study the matter at first hand in the Soviet Union.
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