Jews and Communism
Soviets raise the communist flag over a defeated Germany, May 2, 1945
A quarter of a century before Jewish Soviet photographer Yevgeny Khaldei took his iconic photo, Raising a Flag
over the Reichstag, an editorial appeared in the April 4th, 1919, issue of The Jewish Chronicle that stated: "There
is much in the fact of Bolshevism itself, in the fact that so many Jews are Bolshevists, in the fact that the ideals of
Bolshevism at many points are consonant with the finest ideals of Judaism."
Writing in the February 8th, 1920 issue of The Illustrated Sunday Herald, Winston Churchill said of the Bolshevik Revolution: "With the notable exception
of Lenin, the majority of leading figures are Jews. Moreover the principal inspiration and the driving power comes from
detailed description of Jewish influence in the Bolshevik 'revolution comes from Robert Wilton, the Russian correspondent
of The Times. In 1920 he published a book in French, Les Derniers Jours des Romanofs, which gave the racial background
of all the members of the Soviet government. (This does not appear in the later English translation, for some odd reason.)
After the publication of this monumental work, Wilton was ostracised by the press, and he died in poverty in 1925. He
reported that the Central Committee of the Bolshevik Party was made up as follows:
The Council of the People's Commissars comprises the following:
Ulyanov (Lenin) Russian
Djugashvili (Stalin) Georgian
Army & Navy
Bronstein (Trotsky) Jew
E. Lelina (Knigissen) Jew
Apfelbaum (Zinovief) Jew
Isidore Goukovski Jew
Refugees (assist.) Savitch
Refugees (assist.) Zaslovski
The following is the list of members of the Central Executive Committee:
Bruno Lett Babtchinski
Rosenfeldt (Kamenef) Jew
Kaoul Lett Ulyanov (lenin)
The following is the list of members of the Extraordinary Commission of Moscow:
In 1946 the House Un-American Activities Committee began investigating the possibility
that the American Communist Party had infiltrated the Works Progress Administration, including the Federal Theatre Project
and the Federal Writers' Project. In 1947, the committee held nine days of hearings into alleged communist propaganda
and influence in the Hollywood motion picture industry. After conviction on contempt of Congress charges for refusal to
answer some questions posed by committee members, the "Hollywood Ten" (six of whom were Jews) were blacklisted
by the industry. Eventually, more than 300 artists, including directors, radio commentators, actors and particularly screenwriters,
a majority of whom were Jewish, were boycotted by the studios.
Jewish Communist supporters protest the conviction of the "Hollywood
10" who were jailed for contempt of Congress
Communist Party members blacklisted by the House Un-American Activities Committee's included the
following Hollywood Jews:
John Berry (Jak Szold)
J. Edward Bromberg
Abe Burrows (Abram Solman Borowitz)
Lee J. Cobb (Leo Jacob)
Jeff Corey (Arthur Zwerling)
Howard Da Silva
Guy Endore (Samuel Goldstein)
Jerry Fielding (Joshua Itzhak Feldman)
John Garfield (Jacob Garfinkle)
Barbara Bel Geddes
Jack Gilford (Jacob Aaron Gellman)
Jay Gorney (Abraham Jacob Gornetzsky)
(Lyova Haskell Rosenthal)
Yip Harburg (Edgar Yipsel Hochberg)
Sam Jaffe (Shalom Jaffe)
John Howard Lawson (John Howard Levy)
Madeline Lee (Madeline Lederman)
Alfred Lewis Levitt
Helen Slote Levitt
Arthur Laurents (Arthur
Dorothy Parker (Dorothy Rothschild)
John Randolph (Emanuel Hirsch
Edward G. Robinson (Emanuel Goldenberg)
Artie Shaw (Arthur Jacob Arshawsky)
Irwin Shaw (Irwin Gilbert Shamforoff)
Paul Stewart (Paul Sternberg)
Dorothy Tree (Dorothy Triebitz)
Roy Cohn (left) and David Schine (right)
Senator Joseph McCarthy
On February 9, 1950, Sen. Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin revealed
in a speech given at Wheeling, West Virginia, that he had been given a list of individuals that were known to the
Secretary of State to be members of the Communist Party who held positions in the U.S. State Department. In response to
McCarthy's allegations, Sen. Millard Tydings chaired a Senate Subcommittee on the Investigation of Loyalty
of State Department Employees to conduct "a full and complete study and investigation as to whether persons who
are disloyal to the United States are, or have been, employed by the Department of State."
This move launched McCarthy on a personal crusade
to attempt to root out Communists in the American government through the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.
Due to the fact that so many of the individuals being investigated on suspicion of Communist activities happened to
be Jews, FBI director J. Edgar Hoover recommended that McCarthy pass over his first choice for chief
counsel, Robert F. Kennedy, and hire a 24 year old Jewish attorney named Roy Cohn instead, so as to avoid accusations
of an anti-Semitic motivation for the investigations. What was unknown at the time was that Cohn was in fact a homosexual,
and he would later abuse his position in order to obtain preferential treatment for his gay lover, David Schine, who
had been drafted as a private in the U.S. Army in 1953. When Cohn began to threaten military officials demanding that
Schine be given light duties, extra leave, and exemption from overseas assignment, the Army launched its own investigation
against McCarthy and Cohn in 1954, leading to McCarthy's censure by the Senate and effectively ending
In May 1960, the House
Un-American Activities Committee held hearings in San Francisco City Hall that led to the infamous riot on May 13, when city police officers fire-hosed protesting students from UC Berkeley, Stanford,
and other local colleges and dragged them down the marble steps beneath the rotunda. Soviet affairs expert William Mandel,
a Jewish leftist, who had been subpoenaed to testify, angrily denounced the committee and the police in a blistering
statement which was aired repeatedly for years thereafter on the liberal-run Pacifica Radio station KPFA in Berkeley.
An anti-communist propaganda film, Operation Abolition, was produced by the committee from subpoenaed local news
reports, and shown around the country during 1960 and 1961. In response, the Jewish-led ACLU of Northern California produced
a film called Operation Correction, which contested numerous points in the first film.
On January 10, 1963,
Congressman Albert S. Herlong, Jr., a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida, delivered a speech outlining
what he believed was the Communist agenda in which he entered into the Congressional Record "45 Current Communist
Goals" as outlined in "The Naked Communist," by Cleon Skousen:
1. - U.S. acceptance
of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.
2. - U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference
to engaging in atomic war.
3. - Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would
be a demonstration of moral strength.
4. - Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist
affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.
5. - Extension of long-term
loans to Russia and Soviet satellites.
6. - Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist
7. - Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N.
8. - Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev's promise in 1955 to settle the German question
by free elections under supervision of the U.N.
9. - Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because
the US has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.
10. - Allow all Soviet satellites
individual representation in the U.N.
11. - Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter
is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. (Some Communist
leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the U.N. as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with
each other as they are now doing in the Congo.)
12. - Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.
13. - Do away with all loyalty oaths.
14. - Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.
15. - Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.
16. - Use technical decisions
of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.
17. - Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften
the curriculum. Get control of teachers' associations. Put the party line in textbooks.
18. - Gain control
of all student newspapers.
19. - Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations
which are under Communist attack.
20. - Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments,
editorial writing, policy making positions.
21. - Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion
22. - Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression.
An American Communist cell was told to "eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless,
awkward and meaningless forms."
23. - Control art critics and directors of art museums. "Our
plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art."
24. - Eliminate all laws governing obscenity
by calling them "censorship" and a violation of free speech and free press.
25. - Break down
cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and
26. - Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy."
27. - Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with "social" religion. Discredit the Bible
and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a "religious crutch."
- Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of
"separation of church and state."
29. - Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate,
old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.
30. - Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the "common
31. - Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history
on the ground that it was only a minor part of the "big picture." Give more emphasis to Russian history since
the Communists took over.
32. - Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any
part of the culture--education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.
Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus.
34. - Eliminate
the House Committee on Un-American Activities.
35. - Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.
36. - Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.
37. - Infiltrate and gain control of big business.
38. - Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral
problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand.
39. - Dominate the psychiatric
profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.
40. - Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.
41. - Emphasize
the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding
of children to suppressive influence of parents.
42. - Create the impression that violence and insurrection
are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use united
force to solve economic, political or social problems.
43. - Overthrow all colonial governments before
native populations are ready for self-government.
44. - Internationalize the Panama Canal.
45. - Repeal the Connally reservation so the United States cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction
over nations and individuals alike."
The House Un-American Activities Committee lost considerable
support as the 1960s progressed, increasingly becoming the target of political satirists and the defiance of a new generation
of Jewish political activists. HUAC subpoenaed Jewish radical leftists, Jerry Rubin and Abbie Hoffman of the Yippies in
1967, and again in the aftermath of the 1968 Democratic National Convention. The Yippies used the media attention to
make a mockery of the proceedings. Rubin came to one session dressed as a United States Revolutionary War soldier and passed
out copies of the Declaration of Independence to people in attendance. Rubin then "blew giant gum bubbles while his
co-witnesses taunted the committee with Nazi salutes." Hoffman attended a session dressed as Santa Claus. On another
occasion, police stopped Hoffman at the building entrance and arrested him for wearing the United States flag. Hoffman
quipped to the press, "I regret that I have but one shirt to give for my country," paraphrasing the last words
of revolutionary patriot Nathan Hale; Rubin, who was wearing a matching Viet Cong flag, shouted that the police were communists
for not arresting him also.
By 1975 the House of Representatives voted to abolish the committee,
transferring its functions to the House Judiciary Committee.