200 Years Together by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn…. A Russo-Jewish history

Some might find this online book interesting. I think it was another that fell foul of Amazon’s thought crime ban.

EXTRACT –

Judging by its stable manner of life, it was in neighboring Poland that the biggest jewish community emerged, expanded and became strong from the 13th to the 18th century. It formed the basis of the future Russian jewry, which became the most important part of World jewry until the 20th century. Starting in the 16th century “a significant number of Polish and Czech Jews emigrated” into the Ukraine, White Russia and Lithuania. In the 15thcentury jewish merchants traveled still unhindered from the Polish-Lithuanian Kingdom to Moscow. But that changed under Ivan [IV] the Terrible: jewish merchants were forbidden

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