Birobidjan Blog

A New Angle Film fiatal alkotóbrigádjának élménybeszámolói és gondolatai egy forgatásról és egy elfeledett városról, Birobidjanról, az 1934ben Sztálin által mesterségesen létrehozott

The Last Jews of Birobidzhan

Many of the Russian Jews in Birobidzhan will tell you there is no synagogue in the city. Some will say that there is one, but it isn't active; there is no rabbi in the city. Only when pressed do peopl

Atlas - Birobidzhan

Thousands of miles east of European Russia,the Jewish Autonomous Region was founded in 1934 as a "homeland" for Soviet Jews. Given the objectives of the Soviet government at the time, this distant out

Stalin's forgotten Zion

An illustrated history, 1928-1996

Russia's forgotten Jewish land - BBC News 8 July, 2002

Some 5,000 miles (8,000 kilometres) east of Moscow, an elderly group of Jews are gathered around a dinner table, talking animatedly in a mixture of Russian and Yiddish.