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Paperback Dissolution of Eastern European Jewry Book

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Dissolution of Eastern European Jewry

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What happened to the Jews of Europe?

Relatively few books can be adequately summed up by their titles, but this one surely can. A play on Hillberg's title "The Destruction of the European Jews", the premise of Sanning's scholarly and extensively-researched work is that the Jews of Eastern Europe (numbering many millions at the end of WWI but very few by the time the Berlin Wall arose) were mostly scattered with the winds; to Israel, the USA, the USSR, and several dozen other countries in the world. Many *were* "destroyed" in the horrible WWII period, but on the whole it is best said that Eastern European Jewry "dissolved". The primary evidence presented by Sanning bears this out. This work was published in 1983. By the early 1980s, a large accumulation of so-called "revisionist" writing had cast serious doubt on many aspects of the Holocaust, namely the planned extermination of Europe's Jews and the killing of 6 million of them mostly in gas chambers (these were argued to be false, completely baseless accusations). The only open-question was "If Europe's Jews were not killed off, what happened to them? After all, there are surely millions fewer Jews in Eastern Europe today than in the 1930s". Revisionist authors who had cast doubt on the extermination claims had no solid answer for this. This was the weak point of post-war Holocaust Revisionist scholarship, until this book was published. Sanning examines the documentary evidence and the deep demographic patterns of the Eastern European Jews and comes to the conclusion that, while many did die in the chaotic 1940-1945 period, as a whole it can be said that Eastern Jewry "dissolved"; i.e. they scattered throughout the world during and after the traumatic 1910s-1950s period. Even to a layman it is obvious that many did emigrate (the ubiquitous elderly Holocaust survivors and children thereof in most Western countries, and with 5.5 million Jews now living in Israel [up from under 100,000 a century ago]). But the extent to which emigration occured is a question that few scholars have bothered to examine. Sanning does so, with hundreds of references to source documents like the Polish censuses of the 1920s and 1930s. (It is hard for anyone to seriously contend that census records were falsified at the time.) From the documentary evidence, one revelation totally unknown to the average reader emerges: The fact that a rapid de-Judaization of Poland was already underway by the 1920s via emigration, which began as a trickle in the 1880s. The Jews of Eastern Europe saw no future there -- both before and after the war -- and so many went west, especially to America, many went south to Israel, and by bad luck many others wound up in the USSR. The crux of the book, then, is that European Jewish experience during WWII fits in with the overall Jewish narrative of the past ~150 years: A turbulent ride ultimately ending in westward and Israel-bound diaspora. While many Jews died [1.25 million Jewish dead in WWII -- Many while in Soviet custody -- i

A masterpiece of scholarship! Even a bit better than Art Butz 'Hoax'...And Butz himself..

Writes the forward to this book. Considering it came out in 1983(!), it is still as timely as ever! Surpasses the 'Hoax of the Twentieth Century in several areas. Great work for West- ern civilization, if it ever straightens it- self out!

A Masterly And Unique Book

A masterly, unprecedented and so far unique demographic study of European Jewry 1931-1945, The Dissolution gives the most probable accounting of the actual fate of millions of Jews airily consigned to nonexistent "gas chambers" by the Holohoaxers. Sanning analyzes the (often fragmentary) census data and the extraordinary population displacements which occurred before, during, and after World War II, which involved great migrations of (very much alive) Jewish refugees into the Soviet Union, North and South America and Palestine. Discover why establishment academics such as Professor Henry Huttenbach of CCNY ("... clever veneer of scholarship ...) and Prof. John Conway of the University of British Columbia ("... a piece of sophisticated Holocaust denial ...") have offered grudging praise -- but no refutation -- of this key revisionist study. Foreword by Arthur Butz
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