Book: Rasputin and The Jews - A Reversal of History by Delin Colón
categories: Book, Non-Fiction, History, Biography, Antisemitism, Russian History, Judaica, Anti-Semitism, Russia, Jews, Jewish History, Czar, Rasputin
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Delin Colon about this book: "Rasputin and The Jews: A Reversal of History" rehabilitates Rasputin's image through extensive research, over a fifteen year period, beginning with the memoirs of the author's great-great uncle who was Rasputin's secretary for nearly a decade.
With testimony from many who were there, the book illustrates how Rasputin was demonized by the extremely antisemitic aristocracy, simply because he was passionate about advocating equal rights for the severely oppressed Jews of Czarist Russia. At a time when antisemitism was government policy and ethnic cleansing was common, and even ordered by the Czar, defending the Jews was tantamount to treason. While the Czar barely tolerated Rasputin's 'radical' views, the nobility did not. In addition, Rasputin was anti-violence of any kind, including war. This, too, was viewed by many as treasonous. The fact of the matter is that many thousands of Russians were needlessly tortured and/or murdered under the Czar's rule, while Rasputin never killed, nor even harmed, a single soul.
The goal of this book is to set the record straight on who was actually committing evil acts and, more globally, is further evidence that history is written by the powerful, not by the common man.
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