One of the most common assumptions about World War II is that the Jews did not actively or effectively resist their own extermination at the hands of the Nazis. In this powerful book, Benjamin Ginsberg convincingly argues that the Jews not only resisted the Germans but actually played a major role in the defeat of Nazi Germany. The question, he contends, is not whether theOne of the most common assumptions about World War II is that the Jews did not actively or effectively resist their own extermination at the hands of the Nazis. In this powerful book, Benjamin Ginsberg convincingly argues that the Jews not only resisted the Germans but actually played a major role in the defeat of Nazi Germany. The question, he contends, is not whether the Jews fought but where and by what means. True, many Jews were poorly armed, outnumbered, and without resources, but Ginsberg shows persuasively that this myth of passivity is solely that--a myth. The author describes how Jews resisted Nazism strongly in four major venues. First, they served as members of the Soviet military and as engineers who designed and built many pivotal Soviet weapons, including the T-34 tank. Second, a number were soldiers in the U.S. armed forces, and many also played key roles in discrediting American isolationism, in providing the Roosevelt administration with the support it needed for preparing for war, and in building the atomic bomb. Third, they made vital contributions to the Allies--the Soviet Union, the United States, and Britain--in espionage and intelligence (especially cryptanalysis), and fourth, they assumed important roles in several European anti-Nazi resistance movements that often disrupted Germany's fragile military supply lines. In this compelling, cogent history, we discover that the Jews were an important factor in Hitler's defeat....
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How the Jews Defeated Hitler: Exploding the Myth of Jewish Passivity in the Face of Nazism Reviews
Confirms with specific names and statistical figures how very Jewish the Bolshevik Revolution was. It is no mere happenstance that under these Communist tyrants "anti-Semitism" was immediately made a criminal offense punishable by death, yet savage persecution of Christianity was official state policy. With quotas on Jewish enrollment limiting them to their percentage of the population being removed, Jews from the czarist Pale of Settlement streamed into the universities and subsequently became cornerstones of the vast Soviet bureaucracy. Furthermore, the Red Orchestra espionage ring tasked by the Comintern to export Bolshevik tyranny throughout Europe was an almost entirely Jewish affair, and indeed the Soviets specifically seeked out Jews for these roles, knowing that the Jewish community was the most fertile ground for recruiting Red spies.The author also speaks plainly of how Jews skillfully manipulated the United States into World War II. Hollywood, a Jewish sewer since day one, eagerly churned out pro-Soviet propaganda depicting these Red barbarians as just ideologically misguided but otherwise harmless, while producing ferociously anti-German slop, deceptively portraying the Third Reich as a menace to America and Western civilization, rather than the cure to the menace of International Jewry. Jewish politicians and Jewish money put the pressure on Congress to provide Lend-Lease aid to the USSR, which saved their hides from being completely thrashed by the Reich in Operation Barbarossa. In addition, Jewish organizations worked with British intelligence to smear non-interventionists such as Charles Lindbergh and the America First Committee in the sleaziest ways imaginable, shamelessly slandering them as Nazi sympathizers, if not outright active agents of Germany. FDR's cabal of Jewish advisers (the "brain trust" and assorted Jew Dealers) were of course energetically doing their part behind the scenes to entangle America into a war she had no business fighting and could have easily avoided. Perhaps the most damaging thing we learn in this book is the fact that Jews were behind instituting taxes being directly withheld from employer paychecks. This is the reason why government expands like an insatiable beast and has long overstepped its boundaries set by the Constitution. Your vote doesn't matter, which is why they let you do it; not paying your taxes in order to starve this monstrosity DOES matter, which is why the government sics the IRS on the people like a swarm of locusts every year. Less interesting are the sections regarding Jewish efforts within codebreaking and other related intelligence efforts, and Jewish impact on technical aspects of the Soviet military such as designs of weapons, tanks, and aircraft. Though unsurprisingly we learn that the former endeavor too involved much Jewish nepotism. The author then wraps up with a highly inappropriate chapter analyzing modern day "anti-Semitism", particularly regarding how it relates to the state of Israel. Ginsberg is of course a flaming Zionist partisan, and his flimsy attempt at detached neutrality is easily seen through as a farce. Debunking those points would require another essay, however, but you can be sure it's more of the same shrill hasbara you've probably seen spewed out from WaPo's Jennifer Rubin or radio's Mark Levin, among plenty of other pseudoconservatives who claim to be speaking in the interests of White America.That unwelcome conclusion along with the book being written in a dry academic style detracts from what is otherwise very solid scholarship and a highly illuminating tome. A Gentile author writing this book word for word would be branded as an evil anti-Semite and be made an unemployable pariah.
I'll admit it, I picked up this book in the hope of reading some of the juicy WWII stories to which I am addicted. It's a conflict that fascinates me particularly because I was brought up in its shadow. We lived just sixty miles north of London during the Blitz, in a big old rectory that served to house not just our family, but numerous billetees from the armed services (particularly RAF, from the nearby Cranfield airfield) and intelligence: Bletchley Park, of Enigma fame, was a bike ride away. The Nazi leaders were the super-villains of my youth, and the evil of the Holocaust, known only at the end of hostilities, was the worst of all imaginable atrocities.All this was real to me, and I was looking for that kind of reality from the book--the nit and grit of real experience, the subversive deeds of defiant partisan resistance, the dangerous work of spies, all that excitement... If I was disappointed, then, it was due to my own expectations. Because the book is very largely a compilation of statistical information: the percentage of Jews in such and such an organization, the numbers of weapons delivered to the Soviets from America, and so on. It lacked the juice and the drama I was looking for. I found it to be interesting, but it failed to inspire or excite my imagination. I have no way of evaluating the information it assembles, but assuming it to be reliable, it's an impressive, comprehensive record of the Jewish contribution to the war effort, whether in England and America, the Soviet Union, or the German-occupied territories. It covers the work of scientists and spies, partisan groups and bureaucrats, in a methodical presentation of the historical facts. The author, Benjamin Ginsberg, is at pains to make a case that answers those who ask why Jews did not do more to resist Hitler and his followers. Those who died in the camps, the shtetls and the ghettos, he argues, had little opportunity to offer resistance: unarmed, untrained, they faced ruthless, well trained forces who had no compunction about slaughtering those who stood up to them. Only those Jews who escaped the slaughter--most of them in the years before the war--were in a position to contribute to the war effort; and indeed, as Ginsberg amply demonstrates, their work as an international diaspora was in many ways indispensable to the defeat of Hitler and Nazism.By far the most passionately argued part of the book, however, is the concluding passage devoted to "Aftermath and Afterward: From Tragedy to Farce," in which Ginsberg assails the anti-Semitism that persisted, despite the Holocaust, in the years that followed the war, and continues into our own time. He is particularly incensed by the antagonism of "the Left," both here in America and in Europe, provoked principally by Islamists and their intellectual allies, united in their hatred for the state of Israel. I see this as further tragedy, not farce. And however much truth there may be to Ginsberg's arguments, they seem misplaced in the context of his book's ostensible theme--and indeed, by the time we reach the end, seem almost to have replaced it with a new one. So passionate and prolonged is this epilogue, the reader is left to wonder whether it was not the author's true purpose at the outset. I personally don't for one moment question that anti-Semitism is an evil that should, by now, have been eradicated from the realm of human prejudice--along with all other forms of racism and irrational hatred. But Ginsberg allows his concluding screed, which constitutes a good quarter of his text, to become the tail that wags the dog. Forgive the extended metaphor, but I wish he had instead put a bit more meat on the bone he started out with.
I struggled to finish this book. It was very dry, with way too much detail and little meat.