The word “Jew” used to be almost obscene in Soviet periodicals. Nothing was said about the tragedy of the Jews at the beginning of the war, a tragedy, which was much graver than that of the other peoples of the Soviet Union.
The government of the country hid the truth about the evacuation and flight of the Jewish population from the fascist horde, and about the fact, that the soviet government left its Jewish citizens to the mercy of fate and left them alone to save their own lives.
But even those Jews, who were lucky enough to be evacuated or to be saved by escaping from the Nazis, fell into an oppressive atmosphere of anti-Semitism back home.
Now we have the opportunity to know how it really was.
The truth is told by eyewitnesses, whose childhood was scorched by the war. Here are some recollections of those “war children” which were told through the prism of seven decades.
Read. Watch. Remember.