Jewish Agency chairman, Natan Sharansky. (Hadas Parush/Flash90) (Hadas Parush/Flash90)
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Human rights champion Natan Sharansky survived close to a decade in the Soviet gulag, but the Russians couldn’t break his spirit or extinguish his desire to live in the Jewish homeland.

On Feb. 11, 1986, Natan Sharansky was freed from horrific Soviet imprisonment, immigrating to Israel immediately.

For what crime was he tortured in the gulag for almost a decade? His desire as a Jew to immigrate to Israel.

Here’s the story of how one man stood up to the evils of the Soviet Union, won his freedom, and made a new life for himself and his family in the Jewish homeland.




Natan Sharansky

Remembering the historic day of Natan Sharansky's release. On this day in 1986, Sharansky was freed from the Soviet gulags and brought home to israel.Today he remains a true hero and defender of human rights worldwide. This is his story:Happy Aliyah-versary Natan Sharansky!

Posted by StandWithUs on Monday, February 11, 2019