War, Holocaust and Stalinism: A Documented Study of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee in the USSR

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Psychology Press, 1995 - History - 504 pages
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The Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee was an organization created by the Soviet authorities as a tool of Soviet war propaganda. However, the committee gradually assumed a Jewish identity and served as a focus for Jewish problems and concerns. Soviet Government, Party and Security began to view the committee with suspicion. Increasing conservatism and anti-Jewish policy rendered the existence of this "Jewish" organization precarious.
War, Holocaust and Stalinism presents a documented history of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee in the Soviet Union during the Second World War, the Holocaust and the immediate post-war years to the end of 1948. It centers upon the tragic fate of Soviet Jewry under both Hitler and Stalin during this most significant period in Jewish history.
This is the first publication of documents from the newly opening Russian archives, primarily from the Russian State Archive and the former Archive of the Communist Party. Using previously unpublished material, this volume offers a new insight into Soviet and Stalinist policies towards Jews and the JAFC and the decision making processes involved.
 

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Contents

1ntroduction
9
Chapter One The JAFC First Steps
21
Chapter Two The JAFC and Soviet Jewry
37
Chapter Three The JAFC and the Authorities
65
Chapter Four The JAFC and World Jewry
73
Chapter Five The Black Book
95
Chapter Six The JAFC Soviet Jews and 1srael
109
Chapter Seven Towards the End
121
Chapter Two Documents 3474
225
A Letter from Colonel David Dragunsky to Mikhoels
231
An Appeal to Molotov concerning Jewish Survivors
243
A Letter by Aleksandrov to Malenkov concerning
258
Chapter Three Documents 7585
285
Shkiryatovs Criticism of the Jewish AntiFascist
298
Chapter Four Documents 86120
305
September 23 1946
321

Epilogue Arrests 1nterrogations Executions
145
Conclusion
159
Prologue Documents 16
165
Chapter One Documents 733
173
Pravda Report of the First Jewish Rally
183
An Appeal to Shcherbakov concerning the Necessity
190
Outline of Jewish AntiFascist Committee Goals
196
The May 1942 Rally
202
The Second JAFC Plenary Session
209
The April 1944 Rally
216
From Reports by Mikhoels and Fefer to the Third
217
A Letter by Mikhoels and Fefer concerning a JAFC
336
Decision concerning JAFC Participation in an 1nternational
343
Chapter Five Documents 121135
347
Ehrenburg on the Significance of the Black Book
350
From a Letter to Zhdanov concerning the Black Book
364
Chapter Six Documents 136166
373
Chapter Seven Documents 167181
413
May 19 1948
440
List of Document Sources
471
Bibliography and Abbreviations
479
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Shimon Redlich lectures on Modern European History at Ben-Gurion University, Israel

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