Foreign News: The Worms Squirm

In the Kremlin's haste to rewrite Soviet history, another seamy little sequence in the Communist past turned up like a bug under a mattress: a belated charge that Stalin practiced and tolerated antiSemitism. Khrushchev, in his virtuoso weep session, had told party leaders about Stalin's fanatical hatred of Jews in his last days, but so far no public mention had been made of the purge of Jewish intellectuals in the '30s, and the later postwar purge, coinciding with the establishment of Israel, and supposedly due to fear of Zionist influence in Russia and...

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