The Jews in the Soviet Satellites, by Peter Meyer, Bernard D. Weinryb, Eugene Duschinsky, Nicolas Sylvain
“We are hated because we returned from the dead. . . . They look upon us as ghosts, and no one loves ghosts.” This remark, made early in 1946 by the editor of a Zionist periodical in Transylvania, epitomizes the mood of this ably prepared and informative inquiry into the fate of the Jews in Eastern Europe after the defeat of Hitler. The narrative moves from country to country—Czechoslovakia, Poland (including the areas annexed by the Soviet Union), Hungary, Rumania, and Bulgaria—as the four authors develop the sorry sequence of events. Like Solomon M. Schwarz’s The Jews in the Soviet Union, of which it is a pendent—being likewise sponsored by the American Jewish Committee—this study brings out the increasingly anti-Semitic attitude of the Communist regimes.
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