Sep 27, 2005 3:41 pm


Joshua Rubenstein, Vladimir Pavlovich Naumov, Stalin's Secret Pogrom: The Postwar Inquisition of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee.

It is part of the Yale's Annals of Communism series and in association with the United States Holocaust Museum, this work details Stalin's anti-Semitic fury outside the better-known 'doctors' plot,' in the last years of the tyrant's life.
In the spring and summer of 1952, 15 Soviet Jews, including five prominent Yiddish writers and poets, were secretly tried and convicted. Multiple executions followed in the basement of the Lubyanka prison. The defendants were falsely charged with treason and espionage because of their involvement in the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee that Stalin himself had created to rally support for the Soviet regime during World War II. The war over, he disbanded it as Jews fell victim to his paranoia.
For many years, a host of myths surrounded the case against the committee. Stalin's Secret Pogrom presents an abridged version of the long-suppressed transcript of the trial, revealing the Kremlin's evil machinations. (DKR)

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