Soviet Jews in the Red Army

Associated Press
In this photo made Thursday, April 11, 2013, Soviet Jewish World War Two veteran Gregory Stinman, 87, poses for a portrait at his house in the southern Israeli city of Ashdod. Stinman joined the Red Army in 1943 and served in the First Belorussian Front, a Soviet formation equivalent to an Army group, until he was wounded on January 23, 1945. Stinman demobilized in 1950 and immigrated to Israel in 1991 from Belorussia. 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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