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STALIN'S SECRET POGROM, THE POSTWAR INQUISITION OF THE JEWISH ANTI-FASCIST COMMITTEE

edited by Joshua Rubenstein

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ISBN 10: 0300084862 / ISBN 13: 9780300084863
Published by Yale University Press, New Haven, 2001
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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6 x 9 in. Cloth and paper boards. Signed by Rubenstein on title pg. Condition is NEAR FINE ; minor wear, binding tight, text unmarked. Hist. Stax. Bookseller Inventory # 27043

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Title: STALIN'S SECRET POGROM, THE POSTWAR ...

Publisher: Yale University Press, New Haven

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First edition.

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In the spring and summer of 1952, fifteen Soviet Jews, including five prominent Yiddish writers and poets, were secretly tried and convicted; multiple executions soon followed in the basement of Moscow's Lubyanka prison. The defendants were falsely charged with treason and espionage because of their involvement in the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee, and because of their heartfelt response as Jews to Nazi atrocities on occupied Soviet territory. Stalin had created the committe to rally support for the Soviet Union during World War II, but he then disbanded it after the war as his paranoia mounted about Soviet Jews. For many years, a host of myths surrounded the case against the committee. Now this book, which presents an abridged version of the long-suppressed transcript of the trial, reveals the Kremilin's machinery of destruction. Joshua Rubenstein provides annotations about the players and events surrounding the case. In a long introduction, drawing on newly released documents in Moscow archives and on interviews with relatives of the defendants in Israel, Russia, and the United States, Rubenstein also sets the trial in historical and political context and offers a vivid account of Stalin's anti-Semitic campaign.

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Annals of Communism Series

Published in association with the United States Holocaust Museum

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