Soviet Jews in the Red Army

Associated Press
In this photo made Thursday, April 18, 2013, Soviet Jewish World War Two veteran Orlov Naum, 88, poses for a portrait at his house in central Israeli city of Rishon Lezion.  Naum joined the Red Army in 1943 after two years of evacuation from Odessa in Kazahstan. He served in 3rd Guard Tank Army at the Voronezh front as an infantry soldier and took part in battle of Kiev and later in battles in Berlin and Prague. During the last days of the war, he was in Prague. After the war, he continued military service in the Navy, served in cruisers Nahimov and Kuibyshev. He immigrated to Israel from Kishinev in 1990. 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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