Soviet Jews in the Red Army

Associated Press
In this photo made on Thursday, April 11, 2013, Soviet Jewish World War Two veteran Yaakov Vilkovich, 90, poses for a portrait at his house in the southern Israeli city of Ashdod. Vilkovich  joined the Red Army in 1941, served in the 31st Army‘s infantry battalion and fought in the Battle of Berlin in 1945. He immigrated to Israel in 1998. 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. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

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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.

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