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  • Nati Pressman

My Grandfather's USSR Experience is Mimicked in Modern Times

Updated: Jul 11, 2023



It’s easier to be a Jew on a Canadian university campus than one in the Soviet Union. After the founding of Israel in 1948, Stalin immediately launched an antisemitic propaganda campaign. Even after his death, Stalin’s rhetoric continues to be relevant on university campuses across Canada. By examining the rhetoric of Stalin’s anti-Zionist campaign, we can understand how successful it was and how it continues to be relevant in the 21st century.


Stalin’s campaign focused on two assertions: First, Jews in the Soviet Union who longed for Israel were not in line with Soviet values or patriotic enough, and therefore, were considered foreign agents. Second, demonizing every Jewish person as a Zionist and forcing them to be imprisoned in Siberia for pro-Zionist ideology is not antisemitic, but rather anti-Zionist.


Read the full article on The Jerusalem Post at: https://www.jpost.com/opinion/article-741902

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