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Posted by Jack Stanley on March 19, 2004 at 09:27:17:
In Reply to: said that their parents were nor Christians posted by maybe but on March 18, 2004 at 20:21:36:
Anti-semitism in the Baltics and Ukraine grew out of economic oppression of the lower classes by the Jews.
"Quite often the antagonism took the form of class-friction, first encouraged under the Polish hegemony of earlier centuries, whereby Jews (perhaps on account of their greater knowledge of languages acquired through commercial necessity) were recruited by the upper classes as administrators of a system of economic, religious and national oppression imposed upon the Ukrainian peasantry. This fact is readily acknowledged today by Jewish scholars (Rosman, 1985). "