The Secret policy of Khrushchev: the power, the intellectuals, the Jewish question

G. Kostyrchenko The Secret policy of  Khrushchev:  the power, the intellectuals, the Jewish question
Author: G. Kostyrchenko
Year: 2012
Pages: 528
Cover: hard cover
Book size: 60x90/16
ISBN: 978-5-7133-1418-7

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This book of a well-known historian and expert on the unique "Jewish politics" in the Soviet Union is a continuation of a previous monograph "The secret policy of Stalin. Power and anti-Semitism "(Moscow, 2001).


Following the Latin motto "Without anger and fondness," the author on a strictly scientific basis of documentary reconstructs the complex and contradictory course of post-Stalinist leadership and new leader Nikita Khrushchev in solving the Jewish problem that required urgent attention especially on the revival of Jewish culture and religion destroyed by Stalinism. The way all of this was realized by the state, and often, unfortunately, they do not realize, is displayed in the text on the background of the overall process of developing parallel democratic, "thaw" renewal of society. The book detailed dialogue between the government played c liberal creative intelligentsia, and full of drama vividly written fate of its prominent figures, including Grossman and Ilya Ehrenburg, Mikhail Romm, Margaret Aliger.


In addition, the first attempt at a serious scientific basis to understand the difficult personal position Khrushchev's "Jewish question" in the bureaucratic mechanism of hiding his party state apparatus. In addition to the broad vision of social and cultural events in the USSR "Khrushchev decade," a lot of the book is, and foreign policy topics, including on the tumultuous events of 1956 in Poland, Hungary and the Middle East. Author open-mindedly revealed the offensive strategy in the fight for Israel's emigration of Soviet Jews.