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“If We’re Proud of Freud . . .” The Family Romance of “Judeo-Bolshevism”
“If We’re Proud of Freud . . .” The Family Romance of “Judeo-Bolshevism”

Author(s): Marci Shore
Subject(s): Jewish studies, Political history, Government/Political systems, WW II and following years (1940 - 1949), Post-War period (1950 - 1989), History of Communism
Published by: SAGE Publications Ltd
Keywords: Poland; Jews; communism; Freud;

Summary/Abstract: This essay examines the vexed question of the relationship between Jews and communism. Drawing largely on archival material, I examine the experiences of several Polish-Jewish communists before, during and after the Second World War. I argue that “Judeo-Bolshevism” is perhaps best understood neither as a antisemitic stereotype or as a sociologically (over)determined proclivity but rather as biography, as epic human drama. A Freudian motif—in particular Oedipal rebellion—frames the essay, which begins and ends with the children and grandchildren of “Judeo-Bolshevism.”

  • Issue Year: 23/2009
  • Issue No: 03
  • Page Range: 298-314
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: English