Solzhenitsyn and the Jews

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Posted on August 2, 2017

“At the first foreign conferences where Soviet diplomats participated, in Genoa and at The Hague (1922), it could not remain hidden from Europe that the Soviet diplomats and their assistants consisted to a large extent of Jews.”

–Alexander Solzhenitsyn

August 3rd marks the ninth anniversary of the death of famed Russian author Alexander Solzhenitsyn. Among his many books, perhaps the most famous is The Gulag Archipelago, published in 1973. It provides a close-up look at the old Soviet system of forced labor camps and  includes the author’s own firsthand observations.

Solzhenitsyn was arrested in 1945. Though he had served in the Red Army during World War II, he would end up spending  the next eight years of his life in the Soviet Gulag. Making comments critical of Joseph Stalin in a letter to a friend–this was the crime that got…

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