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    • Danite
    • 21.02.07 | 02:58 (IST)

    I wasnt talking about western intellectuals of Jewish origin who were influential in the socialist movement.I was talking about the Russian jews.yes some intellectuals were attracted for the reasons you mentioned, but most were there not out mere opportunism, but to take advantage as what they saw as a major opportunity to escape the "curse" of being Jewish in russia.it was a human psychological response.Eastern europe was not western europe, anyway whatever the reasons those who joined the Communists (not the democratic socialists) in most cases totaly gave up their identity or submitted to the dictates of the Party as to the "correct" form of Jewis identity.In the end however most were murdered by Stalin.Herzl was right.

    from the article: And supposing they did drink blood?
    First published 00:00 20.02.07 | Last updated 00:00 20.02.07
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