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BUCHENWALD 36: 500,000 Soviet Jews served in the Red Army during World War Two,

This combination of twelve photos taken on April 10, April 11 , April 12, April 17, April 18, 2013 shows Soviet Jewish World War Two veterans posing for portraits at their homes in Israel. About 500,000 Soviet Jews served in the Red Army during World War Two, and the majority of those still alive today live in Israel. Every year on Victory Day, which falls this Thursday, they parade in uniform throughout Israel to celebrate Nazi Germany's surrender to the Soviet Union. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

As we move past the liberation of Buchenwald with no resolution to my brother Hugh’s horrific effort to see that my father’s heritage is lost, I am moved by this recent photograph of survivors. These twelve photos taken on April 10, April 11 , April 12, April 17, April 18, 2013 shows Soviet Jewish World War Two veterans posing for portraits at their homes in Israel. About 500,000 Soviet Jews served in the Red Army during World War Two, and the majority of those still alive today live in Israel. Every year on Victory Day, which falls this Thursday, they parade in uniform throughout Israel to celebrate Nazi Germany’s surrender to the Soviet Union. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)


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