This Day in Jewish History 1964: An Author That Mother Russia Did Not Know How to Take Dies in Disgrace

'Why should we add your book to the atomic bombs that our enemies are preparing to launch against us?' ideology chief challenged Vasily Grossman.

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On September 14, 1964, the Soviet-Jewish writer and journalist Vasily Grossman, died. Like many great artists in the Soviet Union, Grossman had periods when he was in favor, and periods when he was persona non...