Ukrainian and Jewish political prisoners in the gulag: toward solidarity, mutual understanding and cooperation

The penal institutions in which the Soviet Union imprisoned dissenters had as their purported aim not simply the act of isolating and punishing political opponents but also of “correcting”, or “re-educating” them. It is therefore…

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“Zionists” and “Ukrainian bourgeois nationalists”: How they were joked about in the USSR

Today we are talking about the specific features of humor in the magazine Perets [Pepper], which often featured themes exploring Ukrainian-Jewish relations in cartoons depicting the interaction between “Zionists” and “Ukrainian bourgeois nationalists.” Iryna Slavinska:…

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