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Meet Rhea Clyman, a Jewish Canadian Journalist who travelled to the Soviet Union and made reports on the Siberian labor camps and the Holodomor. This led to her deportation in 1933 after which she reported on Nazi Germany until 1938 when she was forced to flee due to growing anti Semitism.

Rhea Clyman

Rhea Clyman, c. 1932

Rhea Clyman (1904–1981) was a Canadian journalist who travelled the USSR and reported about the Holodomor. She was famously expelled from the USSR in 1932.

Early life

Clyman was born in 1904 in Poland. She moved with her Jewish parents, Solomon and Anna Kleiman, to Toronto two years later. She was run over by a streetcar while a child and lost part of her leg. Because her father had died, she left school early, working in a factory to help support her family.

Career

As a young woman Clyman worked in New York, and then moved to London. She worked as a researcher for New York Times reporter Walter Duranty, and then took a job as a foreign correspondent for the London Daily Express.

In 1928, at the … Continue Reading (2 minute read)

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