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Poland: Communism, Nationalism, Anti-Semitism
Poland: Communism, Nationalism, Anti-Semitism
By Michael Checinski
Karz-Cohl, 1982, 270 pp

Despite the triple billing in the subtitle, this book is primarily about the Jewish community and anti-Semitism, their place in Communist Party politics and in Soviet policy toward Poland, following the theme developed by Paul Lendvai in his Anti-Semitism Without Jews. In the process, the author provides some interesting revelations and interpretations of his own in discussing the "Polish October" of 1956 and the "March events" of 1968, and particularly the roles played by Gomulka and by Mieczyslaw Moczar.