The selection of these papers published in the volume and stemming mostly from Hungarian archives will shed light on a period of Jewish history that is largely ignored because much of the current scholarship treats the Shoah as the end of ...
Author: András Kovács
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
In the last two decades a large amount of previously secret documents on Jewish issues emerged from the newly opened Communist archives. The selection of these papers published in the volume and stemming mostly from Hungarian archives will shed light on a period of Jewish history that is largely ignored because much of the current scholarship treats the Shoah as the end of Jewish history in the region. The documents introduced and commented by the editor of the volume, András Kovács, will give insight into the conditions and constraints under which the Jewish communities, first of all, the largest Jewish community of the region, the Hungarian one had to survive in the time of the post-Stalinist Communist dictatorship. They may shed light on the ways how “Jewish policy” of the Soviet bloc countries was coordinated and orchestrated from Moscow and by the single countries. The archival material will prove that the ruling communist parties were restlessly preoccupied with the “Jewish question.” This preoccupation, which kept the whole issue alive in the decades of communist rule, explains to a great extent its open reemergence in the time of transition and in the post-communist period.
It traces the myth of Jewish communism from the traditional anti-Jewish prejudices on which it is built, to its crucial role in Eastern European Stalinist and post-Stalinist politics.
Author: André Gerrits
Publisher: Peter Lang
This title presents a full-length analysis of the identification of Jews with communism. It traces the myth of Jewish communism from the traditional anti-Jewish prejudices on which it is built, to its crucial role in Eastern European Stalinist and post-Stalinist politics.
This essay, originally published in 1844 as Zur Judenfrage, must be one of Karl Marx's most ignored and suppressed works.
Author: Karl Marx
This essay, originally published in 1844 as Zur Judenfrage, must be one of Karl Marx's most ignored and suppressed works. Marx, himself of Jewish descent, while answering an essay by fellow Hegelist philosopher Bruno Bauer on the topic of the emancipation of Jews in Prussia, raged polemically against Jewish behavior and culture, asking and answering his own questions this way: "What is the secular basis of Judaism? Practical need, self-interest. What is the worldly cult of the Jews? Huckstering. What is his worldly god? Money! ... What is contained abstractly in the Jewish religion - contempt for theory, for art, for history, for man as an end in himself." This new edition has been completely reset and contains an introduction by Arthur Kemp which outlines Bauer's initial works that sparked Marx's writings, and some further evidence of Marx's racist sentiments toward African people. From the introduction: Given that Jewish Communists went on to establish Communism as an openly-declared world ideology which captured Russia and Eastern Europe for nearly eighty years, and, in the West, as an undeclared form of "socialism" which has now permeated America and Western Europe, Marx's pronouncements on Jewish behavior and race seem out of place-until the staggering hypocrisy of contemporary Jewish behavior is considered. In the USA, for example, organized Jewry in the form of the Anti-Defamation League and other Jewish extremist pressure groups continuously agitate for what they call "civil rights" and open borders for America-but at the same time, fanatically support the Jews-only state of Israel which actively discriminates against Palestinians and has a racially-based immigration policy designed to keep Israel as ethnically pure as possible. This pattern of outright hypocrisy is repeated in all other European nations as well-while taking extensive measures to protect their own identity and actively opposing intermarriage with non-Jews-Jewish organizations and "anti-racist" front organizations lead the way in opposing any European attempts to preserve their identity, even if those Europeans are merely trying to do what the Jews themselves do. It is this hypocrisy and double-standard-of one rule for Jews, another rule for non-Jews-which has been the hallmark of Marxism, dating from the father of Communism himself, Karl Marx. This will become clear as the reader delves into this work.
This is a scholarly reassessment of the 'Jewish Question' in Germany (1910-1933). Anthony Kauders challenges the view that, following Hitler's rise to power, anti-Semitism radically increased among the majority of Germans.
Author: Anthony Kauders
Publisher: Oxford University Press
This is a scholarly reassessment of the 'Jewish Question' in Germany (1910-1933). Anthony Kauders challenges the view that, following Hitler's rise to power, anti-Semitism radically increased among the majority of Germans. He argues that the Weimar Republic was also very influential in changing people's attitudes towards the Jews and their place in German society. Through a study of Dusseldorf and Nuremberg, two German towns of comparable size but disparate regional, religious, and economic characteristics, he explores the attitudes of journalists, politicians, clerics, and ordinary people. Using local and national archival material, Dr Kauders is able to show that, whereas before the First World War most Germans would distance themselves from racial anti-Semitism, after 1918 many Germans agreed with volkisch agitators that Jews were, in a variety of ways, alien to the national community.
In addition to examining the works of Marx, Karl Kautsky, Leon Trotsky, Ber Borokhov, Abram Leon, and figures associated with the Frankfurt School, Traverso also investigates the actual policies in the socialist and communist movements and ...
Author: Enzo Traverso
Publisher: Humanities Press International
Category: Communism and Judaism
The relationship of Marxism to the "Jewish Question" is far more complex than many have assumed. Despite the Jewish backgrounds of several Marxists (including Marx himself), many showed a sense of indifference toward a sense of "Jewishness." Yet an increasingly virulent anti-Semitism - affecting sections of the working class and culminating in the Holocaust and in the growing strength of Zionism - became a problem that numerous Marxist thinkers were compelled to consider. In addition to examining the works of Marx, Karl Kautsky, Leon Trotsky, Ber Borokhov, Abram Leon, and figures associated with the Frankfurt School, Traverso also investigates the actual policies in the socialist and communist movements and sensitively explores the unique history of the Jewish workers' movement in various countries.
Some insist that the Jew is the cause of all humanity’s ills, and give themselves vigorously to the work of spreading propaganda that must ultimately result in open persecution and bloodshed.
Author: Keith L. Brooks
Publisher: Solid Christian Books
IT WOULD be hazardous for anyone to attempt to predict the future of the United States, Great Britain or any of the great nations of today, but one who knows his Bible can predict, in considerable detail, the future of the Jewish people. From beginning to end, this people has had its history already written, and in our day its movements furnish a key with which we may unlock the meaning of world events. Who now doubts that the World War was fought to open the way for the Jew to return to the Holy Land, after long centuries of absence from home? Who doubts that the Great War marked the beginning of the end of the times of the Gentiles? The political world is in a state of utter confusion today. The economic world is a hopeless tangle. Rulers and statesmen in every nation are puzzled and fearful, making a desperate effort to be optimistic. In the midst of all this confusion and uncertainty, we find the Jewish question occupying the front pages of the papers day after day, and in diplomatic circles and halls of government, men are debating over the question of what is to be done about the Jew. Some insist that the Jew is the cause of all humanity’s ills, and give themselves vigorously to the work of spreading propaganda that must ultimately result in open persecution and bloodshed. There are Christians who seem to understand prophecy as teaching that we may expect the Jew, in this age, to enslave the Gentiles and gain a stranglehold upon all nations. There is a pitifully small number who seek to expose the fantastic stories of the Jew-haters and to stem the rising tide of anti-Semitism. Nations affected by Hitlerism, seek to drive the Jews out and at the same time use their best efforts to keep them from getting into Palestine, or to stir up the enmity of the Arabs against those Jews who already have gained entrance to the land. Thus the Jew is everywhere talked about, much lied about, little prayed about. Those who have no knowledge of prophecy foresee the time of “Jacob’s trouble” around the corner. The discerning Bible student knows that the Jews must remain the “tail of the nations” until the millennial age, and see no Scriptural warrant for the fear that designing Jews are shortly to plunge the world into a depression which will place all Gentiles at their mercy. The Author’s earnest prayer is that these chapters may open the eyes of many to the spiritual peril of participation in the persecution of the Jews. God grant that many shall be stirred to “pray for the peace of Jerusalem” and to show every kindness “to the least of these,” our Lord’s brethren according to the flesh, in this hour when they are feeling the birth pains of the nation that is yet to be.
A World Without Jews by Karl Marx speaks about religious prejudice specifically against Jews. It begs to question can the world survive without this prejudice and how Jews beg for political emancipation?
Author: Dagobert D. Runes
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
A World Without Jews by Karl Marx speaks about religious prejudice specifically against Jews. It begs to question can the world survive without this prejudice and how Jews beg for political emancipation? Karl Marx (1818-1883) is best known not as a philosopher but as a revolutionary communist, whose works inspired the foundation of many communist regimes in the twentieth century. It is hard to think of many who have had as much influence in the creation of the modern world. Trained as a philosopher, Marx turned away from philosophy in his mid-twenties, towards economics and politics. However, in addition to his overtly philosophical early work, his later writings have many points of contact with contemporary philosophical debates, especially in the philosophy of history and the social sciences, and in moral and political philosophy. Historical materialism Marx's theory of history is centered around the idea that forms of society rise and fall as they further and then impede the development of human productive power. Marx sees the historical process as proceeding through a necessary series of modes of production, culminating in communism. Marx's economic analysis of capitalism is based on his version of the labour theory of value, and includes the analysis of capitalist profit as the extraction of surplus value from the exploited proletariat. The analysis of history and economics come together in Marx's prediction of the inevitable economic breakdown of capitalism, to be replaced by communism. However Marx refused to speculate in detail about the nature of communism, arguing that it would arise through historical processes, and was not the realisation of a pre-determined moral ideal.
Neither can we ignore the fact that all but a few of the top leadership of the American Communist partyincluding the recently convicted spiesare of the same race. These are facts of history over which we have no control.
Author: Frank L. Britton
Publisher: Rivercrest Publishing
To understand the total problem of Communism, it is necessary that we trace the course of the movement from its beginning to the present. We must understand who and what its originators were, and gain some idea as to the forces which influenced and shaped their philosophy. Unfortunately, any deep down discussion of Communism and Marxism involves the Jewish question. We cannot honestly discuss the subject without revealingand commenting onthe fact that the founders of Russian Communism were Jewish. Neither can we ignore the fact that all but a few of the top leadership of the American Communist partyincluding the recently convicted spiesare of the same race. These are facts of history over which we have no control. But we are faced with the very serious problem of how to reveal these facts without being labeledand treatedas "anti-Semites." The main reason why so little is known concerning the true nature of Communism stems from this problem. Historical writers have been understandably reluctant to hold forth on the subject for fear of marking themselves as "race haters" and "bigots." For this reason, the entire subject has been placed beyond the pale of discussion. One simply does not use the word "Jews" and "Communism" together. The result is, of course, censorship. In this work we have decided to breach the wall of silence at whatever cost, and to treat the subject as fairly and as honestly as we know how. No attempt is made to single out individuals because they happened to be born to a certain race; neither have we exempted anyone from criticism for that reason. It was decided that since Communism and Judaism are so irretrievably bound one to the other, a history of the Jewish people would contribute substantially to an understanding of the present Communist menace.