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    Bringing history into accord with the facts in the tradition of Dr. Harry Elmer Barnes

    First time ever reviewed in the English language:The great Aleksandr Solzhenitsyns banned book onRussian-Jewish relations & the Christian holocaust





    This edition of TBR is entirely devoted to one of the most important books on the Russ-ian Revolution and the Bolshevik era ever to be written:Aleksandr Solzhenitsyns TheJews in the Soviet Union.Together with part one, Russian Jewish History: 1795-1916,they comprise Solzhenitsyns massiveand suppressed200 Years Together. Were

    reviewing The Jews in the Soviet Union this issue because, as far as we know, this is the first andonly full-length review of the book ever to appear in the English language.Distinguished Revisionist historian UdoWalendy reviewed Solzhenitsyns The Jews in the So-

    viet Union in his magazine Historische Tatsachen (Historical Facts). Our English translationof that scholarly reviewwith many great photos addedcomprises this September/October2008 issue. We think its a blockbuster.As Solzhenitsyn himself put it: After 1917 life and people [in Russia] changed greatly. But

    literature produced a very poor reflection of these changes. The truth was suppressed and liesencouraged. Thus we arrived in the 1990s knowing next to nothing about this country. Thisexplains the great number of surprises.The German magazine Der Spiegel asked the great writer:

    Your recent two-volume work 200Years Together was an attempt to overcome a tabooagainst discussing the common history of Russians and Jews. These two volumes have pro-voked mainly perplexity in theWest.You say the Jews are the leading force of global cap-ital and they are among the foremost destroyers of the bourgeoisie. Are we to concludefrom your rich array of sources that the Jews carry more responsibility than others for thefailed Soviet experiment?

    Solzhenitsyn replied:

    I avoid exactly that which your question implies: I do not call for any sort of scorekeep-ing or comparisons between the moral responsibility of one people or another; moreover,I completely exclude the notion of responsibility of one nation toward another. All I amcalling for is self-reflection.You can get the answer to your question from the book itself: Every people must answer

    morally for all of its pastincluding that past which is shameful. Answer by what means?By attempting to comprehend: How could such a thing have been allowed? Where in allthis is did we go wrong? And could it happen again?It is in that spirit, specifically, that it would behoove the Jewish people to answer, both

    for the revolutionary cutthroats and the ranks willing to serve them. Not to answer beforeother peoples, but to oneself, to ones conscience, and before God. Just as we Russiansmust answerfor the pogroms, for those merciless arsonist peasants, for those crazedrevolutionary soldiers, for those savage sailors.

    JOHN TIFFANY,Assistant Editor

  • G L O S S A RY O F T E R M S F O R T H I S I S S U E

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    Bolsheviks (meaning majority) weremembers of the faction of the MarxistRussian Social Democratic Labor Party(RSDLP) that split apart from the Men-sheviks.Bourgeoisie: Those in the upper or mer-chant class, whose status or powercomes not from aristocratic origin; the in-corrigibly capitalistic.Central Committee: (CC) Most com-monly refers to the central executive unitof a Leninist (commonly also Trotskyite)or Communist Party, whether ruling ornon-ruling.Cheka was the first of a succession ofSoviet state security organizations. It wascreated by a decree issued on Dec. 20,1917, by Lenin.Commissar is the English transliterationof an official title used in Russia after theBolshevik revolution. It denotes a politicalfunctionary at a military headquarterswho holds co-equal rank and authoritywith his military counterpart.Cossack: For our discussion, the Cos-sacks are a fiercely independent, au-tonomous culture group found in largeenclaves in and around Russia. Cossackregions were the main centers for Whiteresistance against communism.CPSU: The Communist Party of the So-viet Union (Communisticheskaya PartiyaSovetskogo Soyuza) was the ruling polit-ical party in the Soviet Union. It emergedin 1912 as the Bolshevik faction of theRussian Social Democratic Labor Partyand then a separate party. The party ledthe October Revolution, which led to theestablishment of a socialist state in Rus-sia. The party was dissolved in 1991, atthe time of the breakup of the USSR.GPU: The State Political Directorate(GPU) was the secret police of the Russ-ian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic

    (RSFSR) and the Soviet Union until 1934.Formed from the Cheka, the Soviet statesecurity organization, it was initially knownunder the Russian abbreviation GPU forGosudarstvennoye Politicheskoye Up-ravlenie of the NKVD of the RSFSR.Gulag: Soviet labor/death camp system.It spread across Russia like a chain of is-lands, hence Solzhenitsyns use of theterm gulag archipelago. GULAG was inactuality the government agency that ad-ministered the penal labor camps of theSoviet Union. Gulag is the Russian acro-nym for The Chief Administration of Cor-rective Labor Camps and Colonies.Eventually the usage of gulag began todenote the entire penal labor system inthe USSR, then any such penal system.Izvestia: Newspaper started in 1917 es-pousing, at that time, mostly Menshevikviews. During the Soviet period, Izvestiaexpressed the official views of the Sovietgovernment as published by the Presid-ium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR.KPD: The Communist Party of Germany(German: Kommunistische Partei Deutsch-lands) was formed in December 1918from the Spartacist League, which origi-nated as a small factional grouping withinthe Social Democratic Party (SPD), andthe International Communists of Germany(IKD). Both factions opposed WWI on thegrounds that it was an imperialist war inwhich the working class had no interest.Kulak: A Russian agriculturalist with asmall-to-medium-sized farm. Used de-rogatorily by the Bolsheviks.Mensheviks (meaning minority) were afaction of the Russian revolutionary move-ment that emerged in 1903 after a disputebetween Vladimir Lenin and Julius Martov,both members of the Russian Social-De-mocratic Labor Party. The Mensheviks(actually the majority) did not want to top-ple the czar. They were outlawed in 1921.

    Muzhik denotes a Russian peasant.Usage was especially common in pre-1917 Imperial Russia; a reference to aperson belonging to a low social class orstatus (specifically, working class or ThirdEstate).Nicholas II: Nikolay Alexandrovich Ro-manov (1868-1918) was the last czar ofRussia, king of Poland and grand duke ofFinland. He is currently regarded as SaintNicholas the Passion Bearer by theRussian Orthodox Church. He and hisfamily were massacred by order of Leninat the Ipatiev house in Yekaterinburg.NKVD (Peoples Commissariat for Inter-nal Affairs) was the leading secret policeorganization of the Soviet Union that wasresponsible for political repression duringthe Stalinist era.Politburo: The executive organization fora number of political parties, most notablyfor communist parties.Pravda: (Truth) Newspaper was the of-ficial mouthpiece of the Communist Party.Proletariat was a term used to identify alower social class.

    Taiga: For our discussion, the inhos-pitable area below the RussianArctic treeline containing mostly coniferous forests.Tass: Soviet mass media outlet.Terror Famine: The forced famine insti-tuted by the communists to kill as manypeasants and farmers as possible inareas that rejected communism; 10-15million people killed in 7 years.Tundra: A very cold Arctic region unableto support forests due to freezing temper-atures and short growing season.White Russian: Supporter of the czar.Zemstvo refers to a form of local govern-ment instituted during the liberal reformsof imperial Russia by Czar Alexander II.

  • Personal from the MANAGING Editor

    This issue, TBR is proud to bring you something we know youhave never seen in the English language. It is an overview andcritical review of one of the most important books compiled inthe 20th century.The book being reviewed herein was written by

    the 1970 recipient of the Nobel prize in literature and one of the most highlyrespected writers and philosophers of the ageRussian dissidentAleksandrSolzhenitsyn.How could such a book escape publication in the United States? For that

    matter, why has no one ever translated the book into English? The titleshould help us understand why this book has been banned and suppressedsince the day it was completed. The title of the volume we are reviewing is,simply, The Jews in the Soviet Union. This volume is part two of Solzhen-itsyns massive two-book series 200Years Together.Pressure from extremely powerful Zionist sources, as you have already

    figured out by the title, has kept this valuable work from reaching readers inthe West. And the reason for that will become obvious once you dive intothis issue ofTBR. It details, with great precision, the Jewish involvement inthe creation of Bolshevism and communism and the willing participation ofJews in perpetrating the worst mass murders of the 20th centurycrimeswhich dwarf claims about the so-called holocaust.The number of innocent Christian Russians who died at the hands of the

    Soviets is mind-boggling. Solzhenitsyn himself estimated the toll at 60 mil-lion. Many Jews, it must be added, were also crushed