Lest we forget:Today is the 75th anniversary of the German invasion of Russia. Four years and two days after that Nazi invasion, the Soviet Union staged a triumphant victory parade in Red Square after playing a decisive role,along with the Allies, in defeating Germany. Russia suffered nearly 30 million dead, including 1.5 mlllion Jews. About 200,000 Russian Jews died in combat.
Check out my 3 books on Russia and Jews n Asia, notably “Klara’s Journey, (Marion Street Press) http://amzn.to/13Sp769 , also ebook, nook. “The Scattered Tribe: Traveling the Diaspora from Cuba to India to Tahiti & Beyond,” (Globe Pequot Press) A Travel Guide to Jewish Russia and Ukraine,” (Pelican Publishing Co.) Follow me on twitter @bengfrank