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Staline Et Les Juifs Arkadi Vaksberg

Staline Et Les Juifs

Arkadi Vaksberg

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ISBN : 9782221093733
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The first full-scale account of Joseph Stalins 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 genesisMoreThe first full-scale account of Joseph Stalins 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 leaders 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 protege 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 Hitlers 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 Stalins policies- and the infamous Doctors Plot just before the dictators death. A fascinating, richly documented, and profoundly shocking work of twentieth-century history.