Kampania antysemicka w Niemieckiej Republice Demokratycznej w latach 1952-1953
Anti-Semitic Campaign in East Germany in 1952 and 1953
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The article provides an overview of the anti-Semitic campaign in 1952 and 1953 in the East Germane. During the German Democratic Republic regime the people kept silent till 1989 about the topic. In the Soviet Union 1948 had started the anti-Semitic campaign. It followed similar purges in other Eastern Bloc countries that were under Soviet domination. The Communists in East Germany have renewed their anti-Semitic campaign purging the last handful of government officials of Jewish origin, dissolving the operations of Jewish community organizations. A result of the atmosphere generated by the campaign left the country more than 400 germane citizen of Jewish origin. The anticosmopolitan purge in 1952-53, the arrest and imprisonment of communist party official Paul Merker, the flight of the leadership of the tiny Jewish community indicates that the East German government was not an anti-Semitic regime in the sense that the Nazi regime was, but the East Germany were willing to adopt the traditional European anti-Semitism.
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