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L'Chayim, Comrade Stalin!


NOW PLAYING AT SELECTED THEATERS - Filmmaker Yale Strom's documentary provides an informative look at a Russian location called Birobidzhan, which was the capital of a Stalin-founded area known as the Jewish Autonomous Region. Established in 1928, the place was created as a settlement for the country's Jewish population. By 1948, it had been overrun with too many people, maxing out at 45,000. Instead of a paradise of Yiddish cultural values, the area had become a place of endured hardships and dismal...more