Expanding on his earlier antisemitic-spirited article — ‘Jews in the Service of Hitler‘ — Česlovas Iškauskas has now published ‘Jews in Service to the Bolsheviks’ on Delfi.lt, a mainstream Lithuanian news website. The article is available here.
In his first paragraph he says this article — unlike his last? — will excite controversy because it touches upon ethnic topics, and that texts about Jews (one of his favored topics) cause the most controversy, probably due to the fact that, he claims, Jews have been most affected by history because of their ‘non-sedentary’ settlements. In other words, a new formulation of: rootless cosmopolitan Jews.
Iškauskas then goes on to give his version of the Jewish Diaspora and settlement in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania. He doesn’t come out and say it, but implies that Russian and Lithuanian Jews are descended from Turkic Khazars who settled in the Crimea and adopted Judaism, a theory that suits the current antisemitic establishment’s ‘ethnography’.
The author of the article on the country’s major news portal continues to cite the International Human Rights Movement webpage (interunity.org) which, he explains, provides the real, i.e. Jewish surnames of a number of Soviet movers and shakers. He says that the ‘special status’ that Jews enjoyed in Bolshevik ruling circles and the USSR continued until 1938 when Stalin began purges, but generously notes that many Jews experienced persecution before that.
“Seeking an easier and more secure life, Jewish youth moved to the larger cities. For example, they [Jews] tripled [their numbers] in Moscow from 1920 to 1923, from 28,000 to 86,000, and increased [i.e., the Jewish population grew] in Petrograd two-fold.”
Ending on a hint of more to come, Mr. Iškauskas closes with the following observation:
“But the Holocaust is a completely different period of Jewish tragedy.”