A Comprehensive History of the Jews in the Soviet Union is an international, collaborative research project spearheaded by New York University’s Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies. This scholarly work will focus not only on official Soviet policy toward the Jews, but also the history of everyday life in Jewish communities as they experienced it in the homes, synagogues, schools, and streets of the Soviet Union. This multi-volume history will document the many ways in which the Jews were affected by the rise, dominance, and fall of the Soviet totalitarian regime. NYU Press and the NYU Division of Libraries will publish and disseminate this study to scholars and the public in two forms: a high quality seven-volume print edition, and an enhanced digital version accessible online.

With deep gratitude to Eugene Shvidler, whose generosity made possible the research and preparation of this NYU study.