Anti-Semitism in the Post-Soviet States

By Betsy Gidwitz

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA), April 2, 2003

The author discusses the level, nature and characteristics of antisemitism currently extant in the former Soviet Union -- specifically Russia and Ukraine, the only post-Soviet states with substantial Jewish populations. The author reviews phenomena including acts of violence committed against Jews (and perceived Jews), violence against other ethnic groups, government antisemitism, fascism, radical political parties, Church antisemitism, and the fragility of Jewish institutions.

Topic: Jewish-Christian Relations, Former Soviet Union (FSU), Soviet Jewry, Community Relations

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Genre: Report

Coverage: Former Soviet Union (FSU)

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Gidwitz, Betsy. Anti-Semitism in the Post-Soviet States. Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA). 2 April 2003:


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