Most people today are vaguely aware of alleged “issues” with Jews in contemporary society. But, generally speaking, few have any deeper awareness of the pervasive and detrimental role many claim they have been accused of playing throughout the West. And, fewer still understand the history and the context of what has long been known as “the Jewish Question”—namely: How should non-Jews deal with this minority in their midst and determine whether or not they truly do represent a threat to Christian nations, in particular? The Jewish Question goes back centuries, at least to ancient Rome. The Romans were the first Western power to encounter the Judean Hebrews, to defeat them, and to scatter them throughout the world. But Roman victory proved temporary. With the collapse of the old Roman Empire in 395 A.D., Jews and Judeo-Christianity took hold in Europe. They are yet to relinquish their grip. Throughout the Christian era, the facts show that Jews steadily gained in wealth and power. By the mid-1800s, they were achieving full civil rights in European countries, and their wealth and underground activities were beginning to distort the social fabric of the West. This led many observers to begin commenting, often harshly, on what they saw as the negative Jewish presence in society. From such well-known figures as Richard Wagner and Fyodor Dostoyevsky to virtual unknowns like Frederick Millingen and Wilhelm Marr, disturbing stories began to emerge. Into the National Socialist era, a number of Germans, including Theodor Fritsch, Adolf Hitler and Heinrich Himmler, took a very hard line against the Jewish “intruders.” Their words are potent, compelling and “racist.” Now, for the first time, 16 classic essays on this issue are compiled into a single volume. These essays are difficult to find, even in the internet age, for obvious reasons. These kinds of essays are not only frowned upon in America, several states are pushing for an outright ban if not future criminalization for those writing or distributing them. In Europe, as we all know, dozens of nations have passed laws making open discussion of this issue a criminal offense. When found, these essays are almost always incomplete. When found complete, they are poorly translated and edited. As a result, it is nearly impossible to obtain a deeper understanding of the “Jewish Question” over the past century and a half. The aim of the present book is to alleviate this shortcoming and to offer full information so readers can decide for themselves if the authors contained herein are blazing “anti-Semites” or actually have a reasonable cause for concern. Softcover, 370 pages, #931, $23.
Thomas Dalton, PhD, is the author or editor of over 20 books, with a special focus on World War Two, the Holocaust, and the Jewish Question.