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January 15, 1998
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Russian artists and performers held a candlelight vigil in Moscow to commemorate a Yiddish actor and theater director killed by Stalin’s secret police in 1948. The vigil was part of a weeklong tribute to Solomon Mikhoels, whose death marked the beginning of anti-Jewish pogroms in the Soviet Union that eased only with the dictator’s death in 1953.

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