Prisoner in the USSR for 9 years
Human rights advocate
Meet a Jewish Hero
Don’t let social distancing stop you from having fun while learning something new! Join a global interactive class with the former Soviet prisoner of Zion, Israeli politician, human rights activist and author, Natan Sharansky.
Learn about the story of Soviet Jewry and Sharansky’s personal journey from 9 years in the Siberian Gulag, where he spent over 400 days in solitary confinement, to his release to a new life in Israel.
Join Unpacked for this class which will also feature a global Kahoot. There’s never been a better time to learn together.
About Natan Sharansky
Chair of The Institute for the study of Global Antisemitism and Policy
Natan Sharansky was born in Donetsk, Ukraine in 1948. He was a spokesman for the human rights movement and a leader in the struggle for the right of Soviet Jews to immigrate to Israel. Sharansky was imprisoned in a Soviet Gulag for nine years after requesting permission to make aliya and was released following a massive global campaign by world Jewry and international leaders.
He made aliya on the day of his release and became a politician and leader in Israel. The author of three books, Sharansky remains a champion of the right of all people to live in freedom and believes advancing human rights is critical to world peace and security.
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