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Historical Revisionism Part 3

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Submitted by BB King (United States), Jan 16, 2012 at 21:10

Ianus,

I figured out your shyness over providing me links to back up your claims. You really can't justify your claims based on reality can you? That's why you make up things from wasteland of your imagination.

So you claim 500,000 Jews fought for the Red Army and many Jews were honored by the Soviets. What you conveniently left out was the aftermath of WW2. What happened to them after the war was over? And regarding Jewish participation in the Soviet Army: Of course they did! It was the only way to halt Soviet persecution of their people.

"During World War II, much of the attempts to persecute the Jews were halted. When World War II began, Jews played an important part of the Soviet military effort. Their role in the front lines was disproportionately higher then other national groups. While much of Soviet Jewry was decimated in the Holocaust, those living in Russia proper were mostly spared. After World War II was concluded, however, the attempts to suppress Soviet Jewry were resumed. Until Stalin's death in 1953, Soviet Jews were placed in the gulag and were faced with significant physical oppression. In 1952, Stalin had a number of leading Russian Jewish intellectuals murdered in the "Night of the Murdered Poets."

Even after Stalin's death, the attempt to suppress Judaism and Jewish culture continued. Jewish books and religious articles had to be smuggled into the country and attempts to study the books and utilize the religious articles had to be clandestine. The covert nature restricted access to Jewish life to only a few individuals. The few Jews who continued participation in Jewish life were called refusniks, and were severely punished by the Soviet authorities. By 1965, only about 60 synagogues remained in all of Russia. It was not until Mikhail Gorbachev came to power and his policy of glasnost that restrictions on Soviet Jewry lessened.

After the Six Day War, Soviet discrimination against Jews increased. Despite the discrimination, the Six Day War increased Jewish national consciousness. In 1970, 11 individuals (9 Jewish) tried to hijack an airline in order to raise world attention to the plight of Soviet Jewry. The hijacking gave new prominence to the Soviet Jewry movement. One of the hijackers, Yosef Mendelevich, completely secular while in Russia, is now a rabbi in Israel.

Jews were viewed as potential enemies by the Soviet authorities, partly because many Jews had relatives in the United States."

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/vjw/russia.html#l

In order to avoid embarrassing situations like this I urge you Ianus to cite your facts. Otherwise I can simply eradicate your historical revisionism because I have the truth on my side. What do you have?

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