This book presents a study of Yiddish in the Cold War through the ideological confrontations between Communist Yiddish literati in the Soviet Union, United States, Canada, Poland, France and Israel. It discusses the intellectual environments of the Moscow literary journal Sovetish Heymland.
1. Pain and Consolation 2. Soviet Jewish Life in the 1950s 3. Cultural Diplomacy 4. Imagining Soviet Jews 5. A Brave Face on a Sorry Business