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Stalin against the Jews

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Stalin against the Jews
Call No: 947.084 V13s

Call Number947.084 V13s
Dates1994; ©1994
Statement of ResponsibilityArkady Vaksberg ; translated by Antonina W. Bouis.
Creators & ContributorsVaksberg, Arkadiĭ (author)
Bouis, Antonina W. (translator)
Stalin, Joseph (subject)
Summary"The first full-scale account of Joseph Stalin's personal vendetta against Soviet Jews.
Drawing on newly opened archives and on his own experiences in the USSR of the early 1950s, the investigative journalist-lawyer Arkady Vaksberg reveals the genesis and evolution of the Communist leader's malevolent campaign—and the extraordinary cunning and shrewdness of his tactics. He shows us Stalin prosecuting prominent Jews in the notorious trials of the 1930s while appointing Jews as commanders of eleven out of twelve Gulags. We see the 'Man of Steel' awarding the Order of Lenin to a celebrated Jew every time he launches a new anti-Semitic assault—and choosing a Jew, the infinitely hypocritical and sadistic Lazar Kaganovich, as his protégé and chief hatchet-man. All this, while thousands of innocent Jewish men and women across the Soviet Union are being stripped of their jobs and property... arbitrarily arrested... summarily shot. Vaksberg also tells of the trumped-up trial of Soviet Jewish diplomats that was ultimately abandoned after Hitler's invasion; the curious life, and death, of the Jewish Antifascist Committee; the state-ordered murder of the great actor-director Solomon Mikhoels; the plan to deport the entire Soviet Jewish population to Siberia; how Ilya Ehrenburg finally abandoned his role as a 'house Jew' and dared to criticize Stalin's policies; and the infamous 'Doctor's Plot' just before the dictator's death." —Book jacket
  1. No Such Nation Exists
  2. The "Marvelous Georgian" in His Circle
  3. Jews Against Jews
  4. The Hour of Russian Jewry
  5. The Attack Begins
  6. "Brother Jews Throughout the World"
  7. The Calm Before the Storm
  8. The Murder of Solomon Mikhoels
  9. Holocaust: The Final Page
  10. Top Secret
  11. Stalin Is Dead, But His Work Lives On
Physical Description 308 pages ; 25 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish, Translated from the Russian by Antonina W. Bouis.
PublisherNew York : Alfred A. Knopf
EditionFirst Edition
  • Translation of: Stalin protiv evreev
  • Includes index
RecognitionGifted in 1996 by Lucien Lieberman