Los Angeles: “Morning Freiheit”, . A seemingly unrecorded broadside (8 ½” x 11” published by the Los Angeles branch of the “Morning Freiheit” and issued in the wake of the Slánský trial in Prague - regarded by many in the Jewish community as an anti-Semitic show trial. Refutes the fear-mongering whipped up by the mainstream Jewish press and instead accuses anti-Semitism of being ignored in West Germany, “Wall Street’s partner.” Further criticizes Ben-Gurion and the Israeli government of “harness[ing] itself to the war chariot of the American imperialists to make Israel ‘an important stronghold against the Soviet union’.” Concludes with a statement by the American Zionist leader, Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver, to a group of Zionist activists, on his refusal to declare Czechoslovakia or the Soviet Union as anti-Semitic.
A few short years after this broadside was published, the Freiheit and its supporters would be forced to re-evaluate their commitment to the Soviet Union following Khrushchev’s revelations and the subsequent de-Stalinization of the country. An important surviving example of Jewish Communist fealty to the Soviet Union even in the face of troubling anti-Semitism. Two horizontal creases from folding; faint toning and one tiny stain near the top right corner. A well-preserved copy. No record in WorldCat. Item #06294