Posts Tagged ‘Bukharan Jews’

O’zbek in the (former) U.S.S.R

O'zbek in the (former) U.S.S.R

In 1991, with the collapse of the Soviet Union, hundreds of thousands of Bukharan Jews left their homeland after 70 years of Soviet oppression and a new ugly rise in Uzbek nationalism.  Most ended up in Israel, but around 60,000 found their way to Rego Park and Forest Hills in Queens.  If you live in […]