Episode 31: Stalin Was A Mensch - A Look at the "Antisemitism" of the USSR

In this special and spicy episode, we sat with Talia from Proles of the Minyan to discuss antisemitism in the USSR, especially Stalin-era. What of the Doctor's Plot? Or the Night of the Murdered Poets? Tr*stky?

Suggested Reading:

Almazoṿ, S. Ten years of Biro-Bidjan, 1928-1938. New York: ICOR. 1938.

American Icor Commission for the Study of Biro-Bidjan and Its Colonization. Report. New York: Icor. 1929.

Aptheker, Herbert. The fraud of "Soviet anti-semitism". Sydney: Current Book Distributors. 1963.

Brossat, Alain, Sylvia Klingberg, and David Fernbach. Revolutionary Yiddishland: a history of Jewish radicalism. 2017.

Davies, Dave. “Anti-Semitism and the Soviet Anti-Zionist Campaign.” Australian Left Review no. 76 (1981): 24-30.

Furr, Grover. Blood lies: the evidence that every accusation against Joseph Stalin and the Soviet Union in Timothy Snyder's Bloodlands is false. New York: Red Star Publishers. 2014.

Furr, Grover. Khrushchev Lied: The Evidence That Every "revelation" of Stalin’s (and Beria’s) "crimes" in Nikita Khrushchev’s Infamous "Secret Speech" to the 20th Party Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union on February 25, 1956, Is Provably False. Kettering, OH: Erythros Press and Media, 2014.

Hoffman, Matthew, and Henry Felix Srebrnik. A vanished ideology: essays on the Jewish communist movement in the English-speaking world in the twentieth century. 2016.

Kochan, Lionel. The Jews in Soviet Russia since 1917. 2nd ed. London: Oxford University Press, 1972.

Losurdo, Domenico, and Luciano Canfora. Stalin: storia e critica di una leggenda nera. Roma: Carocci. 2015.

Mandel, William M. Soviet but Not Russian: The "other" Peoples of the Soviet Union. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 1985.

Martens, Ludo, and John Plaice. Another view of Stalin. 1st ed. Raleigh, NC: Proles Press. 2018.

Miller, Moses. Soviet "Anti-semitism": the big lie. New York: Jewish Life. 1950.

Novik, Paul. Jews in the Soviet Union impressions of a two months' visit to the USSR, November-December, 1964. New York: Morning Freiheit. 1965.

O'Connor, Tom. The truth about anti-semitism in the Soviet Union: exposing the fraud perpetrated on the American people. New York: American Committee of Jewish Writers, Artists & Scientists. 1949.

Pinkus, Benjamin. The Jews of the Soviet Union: The History of a National Minority. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989.

Rabinovich, Solomon. Jews in USSR. Moscow: Novosti Press Agency, 1967.

Szymanski, Albert. Human Rights in the Soviet Union:. London: Zed, 1984.
Tartakower, Arieh. "The Jewish Problem in the Soviet Union." Jewish Social Studies 33, no. 4 (1971): 285-306.http://www.jstor.org.ezproxy.slpl.org/stable/4466668.

Intro music: 

"Proles Pod Theme" by Ransom Notes

Outro music:

"Oy, Ir Narishe Tsionistn" (Oh You Foolish Little Zionists) - a Yiddish anti-Zionist song