June 10, 2011

The Jewish Nature of the Soviet Union

The communists took advantage of the poverty and defeat during WWI to take power in Russia in 1917. An example of their opportunity to sway the soldiers was the crew at the military cruiser Aurora, firing at the Tsar’s Winter Palace in St. Petersburg on October 25, 1917, an event the communists would later claim as the beginning of the revolution. (The crewmen onboard Aurora would later turn against the communists and were killed.) These communists, or “Bolsheviks” as they called themselves, were for the most part not Russian workers but Jews.

The most exhaustive description of the Jewish composition of the Bolsheviks was made by Robert Wilton, a foreign correspondent for The Times. In 1920 he published a book in French, Les Derniers Jours des Romanofs (The Last Days of the Romanovs), where he showed the ethnic composition of the Bolshevik government in Moscow.

The Central Committee was composed the following way:
Trotsky (Jew)
Zinoviev (Jew)
Larine (Jew)
Juritsky (Jew)
Volodarsky (Jew)
Kamenev (Jew)
Smidovitj (Jew)
Jankel (Jew)
Steklov (Jew)
Lenin (Russian, quarter-Jew)
Krylenko (Jew)
Lunacharsky (Russian)

The Council of People’s Commissars had a similar composition:
President: Lenin (Russian)
Foreign Affairs: Tjitjerin (Russian)
Nationalities: Stalin (Georgian)
Agriculture: Protian (Armenian)
Public Education: Lunacharsky (Russian)
Financial Advisor: Larine (Jew)
Food: Schlichter (Jew)
Army and Navy: Trotsky (Jew)
State Control: Lander (Jew)
Public Land: Kauffman (Jew)
Work: Schmidt (Jew)
Social Aid: Lelina (Jew)
Religion: Spitzberg (Jew)
Interior Affairs: Zinoviev (Jew)
Hygiene: Anvelt (Jew)
Finance: Goukovsky (Jew)
Press: Volodarsky (Jew)
Elections: Uritsky (Jew)
Justice: Steinberg (Jew)
Refugees: Fenigstein (Jew)
Refugees (ass.): Savitj (Jew)
Refugees (ass.): Zaslovsky (Jew)

The Central Executive Committee looked the same:
Sverdlov (chairman): Jew
Avanessov (secretary): Armenian
Lenin: Russian, quarter-Jew
Bruno: Lithuanian
Bukharin: Russian
Starck: German
Wolach: Czech
Encukidze: Georgian
Krylenko: Russian
Kaoul: Lithuanian
Lunacharsky: Russian
Peterson: Lithuanian
Peters: Lithuanian
Stoutchka: Lithuanian
Terian: Armenian
Souriupa: Ukrainian
Tjavtchevadze: Georgian
Achkinazi: Imeretian
Telechkine: Russian
Babtjinsky: Jew
Weinberg: Jew
Gailiss: Jew
Sachs: Jew
Ganzburg: Jew
Danichevsky: Jew
Scheinmann: Jew
Landauer: Jew
Erdling: Jew
Linder: Jew
Dimanstein: Jew
KrassikofSach: Jew
Ermann: Jew
Joffe: Jew
Karkline: Jew
Knigissen: Jew
Kamenev: Jew
Zinoviev: Jew
Kaprik: Jew
Latsis: Jew
Lander: Jew
Roudzoutas: Jew
Rosine: Jew
Smidovitch: Jew
Steklov: Jew
Sosnovsky: Jew
Skrytnik: Jew
Trotsky: Jew
Teodorovitj: Jew
Uritsky: Jew
Feldmann: Jew
Froumkine: Jew
Scheikmann: Jew
Rosental: Jew
Karakhane: Jew
Rose: Jew
Radek: Jew
Schlichter: Jew
Schikolini: Jew
Chkliansky: Jew
Pravdine: Jew

Vladimir Iljitj Ulyanov called himself Lenin
And finally, the Extraordinary Commission:
Dzerjinsky (chairman): Pole
Peters (vice chairman): Lithuanian
Karlson: Lithuanian
Latzis: Lithuanian
Janson: Lithuanian
Daybol: Lithuanian
Antonof: Russian
Alexandrevitj: Russian
Saissounce: Armenian
Deylkenen: Lithuanian
Vogel: German
Zakiss: Lithuanian
Chklovsky: Jew
Kheifiss: Jew
Zeistine: Jew
Rasmirovitch: Jew
Kronberg: Jew
Khaikina: Jew
Schaumann: Jew
Leontovitch: Jew
Jacob Goldine: Jew
Glaperstein: Jew
Kniggisen: Jew
Schillenkuss: Jew
Rivkine: Jew
Delafabre: Jew
Tsitkine: Jew
Roskirovitch: Jew
Sverdlov: Jew
Biesensky: Jew
Blioumkine: Jew
Routenberg: Jew
Model: Jew
Pines: Jew
Sachs: Jew
Liebert: Jew

This list was erased from the English translation of the book, and Robert Wilton became a pariah in the news world. He died a poor man in 1925.

Lev Rosenfeld called himself Kamenev, Rock

How could Jews, who made up only 4.5 percent of Russia’s population, finally come to dominate the country so completely? To understand this we have to go back to….

The Beginning of Jewish History in Russia 

The story of Russia’s fall does not begin with the failed communist coup in 1905, but in 1793 in Poland.  The Renaissance in the 15th and 16th centuries never quite reached Poland, where trade was an almost complete Jewish monopoly. So Jewish was the economy, that the coins were printed both in Polish and Hebrew. The economic renaissance that began in Italy, with more efficient trade through the invention of corporations, double accounting and modern banking, did not fit in at all in the Jewish landscape, where trade regions were divided brotherly within the tribe. Poland never caught up financially with its neighbors, and had to cede territory to Prussia, Russia and Austria-Hungary on two occasions. 

Poland was partitioned a third time in 1973, now finally divided in its entirety between Prussia and Russia, and the Russian Empire now shouldered the world’s largest Jewish population. Poland was where most Jews had migrated through the centuries. Initially the Jews were contained in an area almost as large as Western Europe, between the Krimean Peninsula and the Baltic Sea, called the Pale of Settlement. Here lived seven million Jews for more than a century, half the world’s Jewish population, and their culture developed separately from their Russian neighbors.

The Pale of Settlement

When they were eventually allowed to move freely in all of Russia the Jews came to dominate large parts of the economy, and they would at times gather a monopoly on the trade of alcohol, tobacco and retail. They became rich. They also became disliked, because they gave one price to Russians, another to their fellow Jews. Worse, they sold alcohol to anyone at any time, meaning that many a poor wife and her children were forced to watch while the husband squandered the family’s money on alcohol, a major problem in Russia. While Russian traders would be connected to their town and feel responsibility toward their neighbors, who they had grown up with, Jewish traders and moneylenders had no such qualms.

We hear today how Jews were kept in the ghettos, but the truth is that many Tsars attempted to integrate Jews into Russian society. This was always met with failure, as the Jews did not want to be integrated. Being part of world Jewry was much more profitable than becoming a farmer or taking part in a town’s unwritten civic responsibilites.

Merchant in traditional Jewish clothing

Tsar Alexander (1777-1825) tried to make the Jews interested in agriculture, with various benefits offered should they choose that profession. But Jews, having long ago lost their own working class, considered body labor to be dirty. Tsar Nicholas I (1796-1855) forced the Jews into military service like everyone else, and forbade them from wearing their distinct Jewish clothing. This had no effect, other than making the Jews hate the Tsars more than before.

Jews were offered a free school education in 1804, an amazing luxury at a time when most Russians had never been inside a school. It was hoped that this would make them feel more Russian. The result was that the seven million Jews became the most well-educated ethnic group in Russia, which helped make them far wealthier than the Russians. But they remained Jews. All attempts failed and instead increased Jewish hatred for the Tsars, the nobility and the mostly Germanic elite in Russia, just like the Jews themselves were hated by the Russian people, who disliked their tendencies toward usury and monopoly. At times the pressure erupted into pogroms, where the Russians finally drove out the Jews from their town. But the Jews always came back after a generation.

The Beginning of Communism 

In 1848 the German Jew Karl Marx published The Communist Manifesto, and the book became much loved by Jews all across Europe. Especially in Russia, where most Jewish discourse took place. Finally they had a weapon against the hated nobility! The Russian nobility, to a large degree Germanic, which held the highest posts the Jews couldn’t reach. Communism was a manual in Jewish hands: “How to use the masses to replace an old elite with a new elite.” Nearly all Russian Jews became supporters of communism or at least friendly toward its active members.

Tsar Alexander II was assassinated in 1881 through a plan composed in the home of the communist Jewess Hesia Helfman. The communists in the Socialist Revolutionary Party, dominated by Jews, assassinated several high-ranking officials in the early 20th century: the Minister of Education, Bogolepov in 1901; the Minister of the Interior, Sipyagin in 1902; Governor Ufa Bogdanovitj in 1903; General Dubrassov in 1906. The murders were planned by the Jew Gersjuni, the head of the party’s terror wing. Likewise, the “Battle Wing” was headed by the Jew Jevno Azev, who also planned a failed assassination attempt on Tsar Nicholas II.

Josef Dzhugashvili called himself Stalin, Steelman
Vladimir Lenin was a quarter-Jewish Russian in his twenties at this time, also a communist, but he chose a somewhat safer route. His mentor was Georgij Plechanov, a non-Jew. The two travelled from Russia to Switzerland in the 1880s and were followed by the Jews Vera Sazulitj, Leo Deutch and Pavel Axelrod. There, they founded an organization called “The Group for the Liberation of the Working Class.” Among the founders, Plechanov and Vladimir Lenin (radicalized ever since his brother Alexander was executed for his involvement in an attempt to murder the Tsar) were the only non-Jews.

Lenin and the Jew Julius Martov later returned to Russia, where they were imprisoned in 1895 for participating in a clumsy seditious attempt in the streets (i.e., they tried to incite a riot). They were freed in 1900, and back in Switzerland Lenin began production of the magazine Iskra (“The Spark”). Lenin’s Jewish wife Krupskaja worked for the magazine as a secretary, and the Jewess Rosa Luxemburg was one of the writers. The Jew Trotsky joined the magazine later, and Iskra became the ideological foundation for the communists in Russia. The only competing communist magazine was Rabochee Delo, “The Workers’ Cause”, where the Jew Theodore Dan was the editor.

Rosalia Luxemburg shortened her first name to Rosa

The Russian Social Democratic Workers’ Party was founded in 1903 (later “the Communist Party”) by different Marxist cliques, during a long unity conference in Bruxelles. Foremost among the groupings was the Jewish League, Georgia’s Social Democrats, the Polish Social Democrats (led by Rosa Luxemburg) and the editors from Iskra. The Iskrites later fractured into two camps: the Bolsheviks led by Lenin, and the Mensheviks led by the Jew Martov.

These names do not mean plague and cholera as one might think. The name “Bolshevik” means Majority, and arose from a day when the Jewish League walked out of the hall in protest against certain decisions. Lenin’s faction then temporarily had the majority, while they had otherwise been a minority. The name Bolsheviks was good for propaganda purposes, while the opponents were degraded to Minority, or “Menshevik”.

Lenin’s systematic train robbings provided his faction with enough money to send their delegates to all party convention, which was important: this way their share of the votes became bigger than their actual proportion of the communist members. It was only toward the end of the coup in Russia in 1917 that the Bolsheviks finally managed to absorb all other groups in the party, and drive away dissenters.

Propaganda as a Jewish Affair 

The newspaper Iskra initially had an editorial staff consisting of Georgij Plechanov, Vladimir Lenin, Vera Sazulitj, Leo Deutch, Pavel Axelrod, Julius Martov, Alexander Potresov and Krupskaja. Trotsky arrived later. Of these nine five were Jews – remarkable when Jews made up only 4.5 percent of the Russian population.

As mentioned earlier, Rabochee Delo was published by the Jew Theodore Dan. In 1908 the Bolsheviks started producing the magazine Proletarije, where the editors were Lenin, Dubrovinsky, Zinoviev and Kamenev. The last two were Jews. The Mensheviks countered with the magazine Golos Sotsial Demokrata, run by Plechanov, Axelrod, Martov, Dan and Martinov – all Jews except Plechanov.

Hirsch Apfelbaum called himself Zinoviev

The competition was not hostile, however. The main goal for all communist leaders was still to take the mansions and the wealth of the nobility for themselves. The Mensheviks Zinoviev and Kamenev became Lenin’s foremost assistants after the takeover, and the three formed a “troika” that ran the Soviet Union until Lenin’s death in 1925.

Jewish Financiers 

The Bolsheviks had several Jewish financiers in the West, foremost among them Jacob Schiff at the Jewish-run firm Kuhn Loeb & Co. He tried to deny his involvement even though a congratulatory letter written by him to the Bolsheviks in New York had been printed in the New York Times, but his grandson John Schiff confirmed in the New York Journal-American on February 3, 1949 that Jacob Schiff had donated $20 million to the Bolsheviks – an enormous sum in those days.

Jacob Hirsch Schiff changed his middle name to Henry

The Jews were also helped by the Jewish banker Olof Aschberg in Sweden, head of Nya Banken, who donated money to the Bolsheviks up until the 1940s. The London-based newspaper Evening Standard reported on September 6, 1948 that Olof Aschberg had gone to Switzerland …

“... for secret meetings with Swiss government officials and banking executives. Diplomatic circles describe Mr. Ashberg as the 'Soviet banker' who advanced large sums to Lenin and Trotsky in 1917. At the time of the revolution, Mr. Ashberg gave Trotsky money to form and equip the first unit of the Red Army.”

Olof Asch changed his name to Aschberg

The Bolsheviks were also helped by the Jew Armand Hammer, head of the Occidental Oil company, who later built a 1,615 miles long pipeline in southern Russia.

The Jewish Michael Fribourg, owner of the Continental Grain Company, was another nominal capitalist who aided his tribe. Together with the Jew Louis Dreyfus at the Louis Dreyfus Corporation they purchased large amounts of American grains in 1972 and sold it to the Soviet Union. At the same time collecting agricultural subsidies from the American taxpayers.

Why did these bankers and financiers support communism? What did they have to gain? The communists painted them as enemies and promised to kill the “capitalists” in Russia, and then the whole world. The answer is that they were not capitalists, they were Jews. They supported not communists taking over Russia, but Jews taking over Russia. Ideology is for the “goyim,” the non-Jewish “cattle.”

The Failed Coup in 1905 

In 1905 Russia was shaken by a decisive naval defeat from Japan. Never before had a European Power been defeated by a non-European nation, and to make matters worse the victors came from a small island nation that just a few decades earlier had still been stuck in the Middle Ages. (It is interesting to note that a teenager in Vienna named Adolf Hitler was cheering on the Japanese in this sea battle.) The Tsar now looked much less impressive, and the newly allowed labor unions prepared to negotiate wage increases, Russian-style. A Russian-Orthodox priest named Gapon led a workers demonstration toward the palace gates in St. Petersburg; the guards foolishly opened fire against the threat and killed hundreds of demonstrators.

This is the dream for anyone who tries to rally the masses. A massacre has huge propaganda benefits. The communists now led workers and unemployed to take control of several Russian cities, the most important of them the capital St. Petersburg, where the Jews Leonid Trotsky and Alexander Helphand, calling himself Parvus, were the most important leaders. (Lenin and the clique in Switzerland were completely taken by surprise by these events and took no part in them.) The weapons trader Parvus would later become the main architect behind the German government’s plan to support communists in Russia in order to reach a quicker end to World War One – the German financing went through Parvus’ export company.

Lev Davidovich Bronstein called himself Trotsky

The planned revolution in 1905 nevertheless failed, and the leaders were arrested. The Russian Tsar learned from the crisis and created a democratic legislative assembly, the Duma. (This is always “forgotten” in school textbooks describing the communist struggle against tyranny.) The government also planned land reforms to give the peasants ownership of the land they tilled, and between the years 1907-1914 fully two million Russian peasants became land-owning farmers, and another six million had filed applications at the beginning of World War One. Further reforms gave industrial workers compensation for disease and accidents, and the educational system was expanded. Many other reforms were also implemented and planned. Russia was on its way toward becoming a constitutional monarchy like Britain and other West European nations.

This did not sit well with the communists. Like Lenin said they had to strike quickly, since the peasants would be owning all their land in a few decades, and it would then be impossible to rise them to revolt. The reforms were so fast that farmers already owned three quarters of Russian farm land by the time of the communist coup in 1917. (Lenin still encouraged the farmers to “take the land” in a propaganda message heard in foreign newspapers. Later on the communist state would “take the land” from the farmers.)

The reforms were engineered by Prime Minister Stolypin, who was assassinated in 1911 by the Jewish lawyer Mordekai Bogrov. In less than two decades the Russians had lost two prime ministers to Jewish assassins, and the violence would continue. The communists were helped by the Dumas decision to pardon all political dissidents – a total of 90,000 dissidents, almost all communists, could now return from their exile in Siberian cities and from the United States, where they had lived in the large Jewish neighborhoods in New York.

Trotsky was one of those returning from New York’s East Side. After having lived in exile in Switzerland, Austria, Siberia and the United States, and after being thrown out from France, Spain and Norway, he now finally returned to work on taking control of Russia “for the workers.” It is remarkable that not one of these “capitalist” nations imprisoned or killed him, the way the communists would do with all their targets in all nations under their control.

The Coup of 1917 

On September 24, 1917, Trotsky took over the St. Petersburg Soviet (council) after Cheidze, a Jewish Menshevik. Trotsky, a Bolshevik, immediately started planning for a revolution. He began by taking control of government buildings on October 25, which is called the “October Revolution” in most history books, despite the fact that it was really a coup followed by a civil war. A quickly arranged election in St. Petersburg showed that only one quarter of the citizens supported the communists. The election result was therefore kept secret.

By November 5 all of St. Petersburg had been taken over by the help of the military garrisons, who were tired of the failed war with Germany. Shopkeepers, administrators, police officers and their families were massacred by the communists, with the wives and daughters usually raped before being killed. All police stations were attacked and the police and other employees within were killed. Rapists and murderers were relased from the prisons onto the streets to create anarchy and terrorize the population now that the police were gone. After the communist takeover one quarter of St. Petersburg’s population was killed.
Soon most of Russia was in Jewish hands. The Jew Kamenev became the first president of the new “Soviet Republic,” with Lenin as prime minister and Trotsky as Commissar of Foreign Affairs. After five days Kamenev was replaced by the Jew Sverdlov.

Yankel Movshevich Eiman took the name Sverdlov
In 1918 a counter-offensive was organized by the Tsar loyalists, the nationalists, and various separatists, and Trotsky was quickly made the War Commissar and took charge of the Red Army. The war between Red and White forces did not end before 1921, and all hope was now gone for the short-lived Russian democracy. Tsar Nicholas II, who had sought to move to his relatives in Denmark or England (like most nobility the Tsar family was Germanic), was arrested during the war and killed with his entire family by the Jewish commissar Jurovskij.


The Jew Uritskij became head of the Cheka, the Communist Party’s feared security police. He was assassinated in August 1918 by the rivals in the Socialist Revolutionary Party. The two murderers were Jews. With the assassination as an excuse the communists started the Red Terror, where countless Russians were massacred, a terror that continued until Stalin’s reign when more than 60 million Russians were killed in the concentration camps in Siberia.

It is an error to believe that Stalin’s mass killings would be an anomaly in communism; he merely continued and expanded the system of terror that had already been installed by Lenin. His terror was greater because he had greater resources at his disposal.

Stalin with Vjatjeslav Skryabin, who called himself Molotov, hammer

Stalin came to power after Lenin’s death in 1924, when he was accepted as a new member in the troika with Zinoviev and Kamenev, as a counter-weight to Trotsky’s large influence. Trotsky was considered unrealistic in his blood thirst, wanting to start a “world revolution” where the Red Army would immediately move on outside the country’s borders. Stalin outmaneuvered Zinoviev and Kamenev however, forcing them and Trotsky out of the Central Committee in 1926, and excluding them from the party the following year. Trotsky was forced into exile in 1929, and was later found dead in Mexico City by taking an icepick to the neck – according to Stalin, a suicide.

Trotsky, Zinoviev, Kamenev, Martinov, Zasulitj, Deutsch, Parvus, Axelrod, Radek, Uritzky, Sverdlov, Dan, Lieber, Martov – the foremost communists in the party were almost without exception deposed, and many were executed after mock trials. This was not the Yiddish paradise they had hoped for, and the story is one of history’s greatest ironies.

Stalins relationship to the Jews is paradoxical. On one hand he purged many of them from the party’s highest positions, and on the other hand he had many Jews as his closest allies. His second wife Nadja Allilujeva was a Jewess, and his daughter Svetlana married a Jew, Vasilij Kaganovitj. Stalin also made the Jew Beria the head of the NKVD, the successor to the Cheka (later the KGB). The Jew Lazar Kaganovitj, a member of the Politburo, was considered Stalin’s closest advisor (and father to Vasilij, Svetlana’s husband). Stalin later remarried to Lazar Kaganovitj’s sister Rosa.

Molotov, prime minister and a close ally to Stalin, was married to the Jewess Polina  Zhemtjuzhina.

Notably, under Stalin anti-Semitism was punished by death. This is never mentioned in history books. On occasion a textbook will mention that he banned Zionism, but the reason for this was the opposite of anti-Semitic: organized Zionism had as its purpose to send Jews to Palestine, but the Soviet government wanted them to stay in Russia.

Watchtower and barbed wire in the Gulag, the Soviet concentration camps

It seems like Stalin would target any group in the party, state or military that could threaten his power, whether they were officers (which he killed in the thousands), local party committees or Jews. However, during his reign an anti-Jewish counter-reaction gained pace in the communist universities, where Russians organized and used their greater numbers to take control of much of the party machinery.

This led to Jewish communists in the West beginning to call themselves Trotskyites instead of Stalinists, and many of them came to oppose the Soviet Union, while holding up Israel as their new idol. A group of such Trotskyite Jews in the United States joined the Democrat Party, and later moved to the Republicans, calling themselves “neoconservatives.” These neocons started advocating threats and attacks against Israel’s enemies in the Middle East: Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Iran, later Iraq.

It also gave Western media owners the opportunity to portray the Soviet Union as “anti-Semitic”. With the complete ban on any mention of the Jewish role in the Bolshevik takeover, this has served to present the Jews in Russia as victims.


The communist atrocities in Russia are so enormous that they are hard to fathom. A close examination of a small part of them helps in understanding what was going on. Lavrenty Pavlovich Beria joined the Communist Party in 1917, and was later made head of the NKVD, the security police, under Stalin.

Was Beria a Jew? Today politically correct sources will deny his Jewishness – the mention in Wikipedia that he was born into a Jewish family has been erased, for example. Nevertheless his Jewishness used to be a known fact, and one only needs to look at his photograph to recognize the typical slitted, slightly Oriental eyes that come with unmixed Jewish ancestry.

Whether he was a Jew or not, Beria was an example of the terror the communists had created. Beria killed tens of millions of Russians by sending them to the Gulag. On top of this, he was a sexual predator. This account comes from Russian historian Anton Antonov-Ovseyenko, author of the 1999 book Beria, the first exhaustive biography of Beria’s life: 

“At night he would cruise the streets of Moscow seeking out teenage girls," Antonov-Ovseyenko has said in an interview. "When he saw one who took his fancy he would have his guards deliver her to his house. Sometimes he would have his henchmen bring five, six or seven girls to him. He would make them strip, except for their shoes, and then force them into a circle on their hands and knees with their heads together. He would walk around in his dressing gown inspecting them. Then he would pull one out by her leg and haul her off to rape her. He called it the flower game.”

After Stalin's death in 1953, Beria claimed that he had poisoned Stalin by replacing his medicine, to prevent further purges of the old (mostly Jewish) guard. He announced at a Politburo meeting that he had "saved us all." Beria tried to replace Stalin as dictator, but he was stopped by a group led by Nikita Kruschev, Vyacheslav Molotov and Georgy Malenkov. He was charged with anti-Soviet activities and executed.

Lavrenty Beria, head of the NKVD

The Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee 

The JAC was founded in 1942 on Stalin’s order. It was headed by the Jew Solomon Mikhoels, the director of the Moscow State Jewish Theater. The Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee spread communist propaganda throughout Eastern Europe and elsewhere, assuring Jewish audiences that the Soviet Union was pro-Jewish.

In 1943, Mikhoels and the Jew Itzik Feffer became the first official representatives of Soviet Jewry to visit the West, where they went on a seven-month tour in the U.S., Mexico, Canada and Britain to meet with influential Jews. In the U.S. they were welcomed by the pro-communist Jews Albert Einstein and B.Z. Goldberg, and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. (B.Z. Goldberg was the son-in-law of Sholom Aleichem, who wrote Fiddler on the Roof, a much-publicized propaganda piece for theaters, glorifying Jewish life in Russia without mentioning any communist connections.)

They also participated in the largest pro-Soviet rally ever held in the United States, on July 8, 1943 in New York. Another participant was Rabbi Stephen Wise, chairman of the World Jewish Congress.

They also met with the Jew Chaim Weizmann, head of the Zionist Organization, and first president of Israel; Jew Charlie Chaplin, who had made the anti-German propaganda movie The Great Dictator; the Jew Marc Chagall, who was a much-praised Jewish artist (among other things installing colored glass windows at the UN) and a leader of the “modern art” movement; the Black Paul Robeson, an actor and pro-communist activist in the Black “civil rights” movement; and Jew Lion Feuchtwanger, a writer from Germany who wrote well-publicized anti-German books and praised the Soviet Union.

The Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee was hugely successful in its war propaganda, as its stories of German atrocities against civilians and in concentration camps were presented as fact in Western media. Many members of the JAC were also strong supporters of Israel, something that Stalin briefly supported. Eventually however many of the members, including Mikhoel, were purged and killed by Stalin’s secret police.

After Stalin 

After Stalin’s death the Jewish Organization B’nai B’rith in the United States wrote in its magazine, the B’nai B’rith Messenger: 

“To show that Russia treats its Jews well, Soviet Premier Nikita Kruschev this week remarked at a reception at the Polish Embassy that not only he himself and Soviet President Klementi Voroshilov, but also half the members of the Praesidium have Jewish wives. Mr. Kruschev made this remark to Israeli Ambassador Joseph Avidar, who was amongst the guests.” 

According to a report in The Canadian Jewish News, November 13, 1964, the president of the Soviet Union at that time, Leonid Breshnev, was married to a Jewess, and his children were raised as Jews. Confirmed Jews in his government were:

Leonid Kantorovitj, head of the economy
Dimitri Dymshits, head of the industry
Lev Shapiro, regional secretary of Birobidjan
Jurij Andropov, head of the KGB

While Russians with their far greater numbers rose in the government, the Jews remained in secondary positions in the party and within the Mafia, which was working with the support of its tribal brethren in the bureaucracy. The West only heard  of the “Russian Mafia” in the 1990s after the Soviet Union’s fall, but it had existed for decades – the media simply chose not to write about it.

The Jew Robert Friedman wrote in his 2000 book Red Mafiya: How the Russian Mob has Invaded America: 

. . . [I]n general, state and Federal law enforcement agencies were loath to go after Russian mobsters, instead devoting their energies to bagging Italian wiseguys . . . . And because the Russian mob was mostly Jewish, it was a political hot potato, especially in the New York area. 

In his book, Robert Friedman interviewed several Jewish mobsters who had travelled from Russia to the United States. A Jewish gangster in Miami, Ludwig Fainberg, recounted that Jews lived high in the Soviet Union in the 1960s and 1970s, the time when they were supposedly persecuted. He fondly remembered his childhood in Ukraine: 

To . . . [Fainberg] being Jewish simply meant having certain privileges. 'Jews were the richest people in town,' he told me. 'Jews had cars, Jews had money, Jews lived in nice apartments. We were comfortable. My mother had nice clothes and jewelry. We took a vacation once a year to Odessa, a stunning city with a boardwalk and gorgeous beaches. It was filled with mobsters and entertainers. It was a city with a Jewish flavor.

Marat Balagula, the Jewish godfather for the Russian mob in New York, also told Friedman of his childhood in the Soviet Ukraine:

Jews had some of the best positions in the country, they were the big artists, musicians - they had big money.