Jewish Journal

Nathan Ezra

  • Haven of Refuge

    July 17, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    For centuries, most people have viewed Siberia as a dreaded prison of frozen tundra, the closest cold spot on earth to the gloom of purgatory.

    But for the Jews of Asia and Europe, Siberia has represented something far more attractive: a great escape. The targets of deadly...

  • The Slow Revival of Siberian Jewry

    July 17, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    There is a cold chill inside the dingy Siberian synagogue in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, where 84-year-old Aron Broder sits telling his story.

    A veteran of the Soviet war against the Nazis and an internee in both Nazi and Soviet labor prison camps, Broder is trying to put together the...