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Silence and coping with uncertainty - Uncertainty

The 1949-1953 period saw many danger signals in the anti-Semitic campaigns then running in the Soviet Union. At the same time, small improvements in rights and opportunities were occurring, and the family attempted to interpret these contradictory messages, and position themselves in their work and school environment. Naum Kleiman recalls his perception of this period, and can’t help looking for factors that might explain this inconsistency in repression.