This Day in Jewish History / Death of Zigzagging Soviet-Jewish Writer Ilya Ehrenburg

Opinion divided on whether Ehrenburg was a dissident or suck-up – or both – as he survived the Stalin era.

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On August 31, 1967, Ilya Ehrenburg, the Soviet-Jewish writer who through much of his career straddled a line dividing political dissident and political toady, and in so doing, survived the reign of Stalin and...