Jewish Life in Belarus: The Final Decade of the Stalin Regime, 1944-1953

This book by Leonid Smilovitsky, fellow at the Yoran-Sznycer Research Foundation in Jewish History and researcher at the Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Research Center at Tel Aviv University, is one of the first attempts to study Jewish life in Belarus during the last decade of Stalin's rule. For more than half a century the truth about Jewish life during this period was sealed in archives to which researchers had access only lately.

In addition to archival materials, the present research is based on data collected from a questionnaire submitted to Jews who had been residents of Belarus and are now citizens of Israel, as well as information from periodicals, collections of documents, statistical reports and monographs. For more information, see