The Fake Threat of Jewish Communism

The analysis provides a sobering journey through the  linkage between Bolshevism, Judaism and the  20th century rise of anti-Semitism with its catastrophic results.

Review by Christopher R Browning – New York Review of Books 2.21.2019

A Specter Haunting Europe: The Myth of Judeo-Bolshevism

by Paul Hanebrink
Belknap Press/Harvard University Press, 353 pp., $29.95

One of the great merits of Paul Hanebrink’s A Specter Haunting Europe is its demonstration of how Europe’s most pervasive and powerful twentieth-century manifestation of anti-Semitic thought—the myth of Judeo-Bolshevism—emerged before the rise of National Socialism and has continued to have a curious life long after the Holocaust and the defeat of Nazi Germany. Hanebrink’s approach is not to repeat what he considers an error of the interwar era—the futile attempt to refute a myth on the basis of historical facts and statistical data. Trying to discredit powerful political myths with mere facts, as we know all too well today, is a frustrating endeavor. Thus Hanebrink seeks instead to understand the historical background and the “cultural logic” of the myth of Judeo-Bolshevism—how it functioned and morphed through different phases.

The poster:  de Jude

Behind the Enemy Powers: The Jew’; a poster created by the Reich Propaganda Administration and displayed in the Grand Anti-Masonic Exhibition in Nazi-occupied Belgrade, which focused on the alleged Jewish-Communist-Masonic conspiracy to achieve world domination, 1941

https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2019/02/21/fake-threat-of-jewish-communism/

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