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The Skotsboro Boys in Soviet Minsk

Andrew Sloin guides us through a Sovi­et Yid­dish pam­phlet about the Scotts­boro tri­al in the Unit­ed States to reveal how this inci­dent became a prism to refract the long his­to­ry of racial and class dom­i­na­tion in the Unit­ed States and a ral­ly­ing cry to cul­ti­vate the spir­it of inter­na­tion­al­ist social­ist sol­i­dar­i­ty among Sovi­et readers.”

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Briv funem arkhiv: An American Package for Soviet Jews

A melo­dra­mat­ic stu­dio pho­to­graph illus­trates the widen­ing gap between the Amer­i­can and Sovi­et branch­es of the author’s family.

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