Antisemitism as a Policy Tool in the Soviet Bloc
Publication Date: January 1970
Publisher(s): American Jewish Committee
Author(s): Maurice Friedberg
Series: American Jewish Year Book vol.71 (1970), pp.123-140
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: History; Antisemitism; Former Soviet Union (FSU); Public Policy
The author asserts that state-instigated antisemitism has been used as a tool for fostering government policy objectives in the Soviet Union. He explores antisemitism at the end of the Stalinist era, under the Khrushchev regime, and in the aftermath of the Six-Day War. He describes specific usage of antisemitism in Poland, the German Democratic Republic, Czechoslovakia, and Soviet Russia.