Jewish Chronicle (UK)
9 Oct. 1992
Russian Jews need “Western help to create organisations?
Veteran Mizrachi activist Arieh Handler, who has been active on Soviet-Jewish issues for more than 40 years, was in the Russian capital to attend a conference of Jewish Agency emissaries.
He said that, depending on how one determined “who is a Jew”, there were between two million and six million Jews in the countries of the former USSR.
“We must help them find their Jewish identity, so that the chances of their going to Israel increase,” he said, adding that he believed that otherwise, many thousands of Jews from the former USSR would seek to settle instead in other countries ? notably Germany ? in the next few years.