Sharansky seemed destined to live like other Soviet Jews – oppressed and without roots. Yet his quest for freedom led him to discover his Jewish identity as a source of inner strength.
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In Israel, Sharansky worked tirelessly to integrate the Soviet Jews into the new homeland and lead a distinguished career as a politician and Chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel.
The impact of Sharansky’s human rights work reaches far beyond the Jewish world.
Sharansky received numerous international awards in recognition of his tireless advocacy for democracy and human rights.