Russian Jewish Student 100 Years Ago
Photo Credit: English Russia
Visitors to my blog who have read What Happens to Enemies of Israel learned that Jews have survived while those cultures or empires that tried to destroy them have disappeared:
Here are nations that warred against the Jews with the most powerful armies of the known world at the time and what happened to them:
- The Egyptian Empire - gone.
- The Amalekites - gone.
- The Assyrian Empire - gone.
- The Hittite Empire - gone.
- The Chaldean Empire - gone.
- The Philistines - gone.
- The Babylonian Empire - gone.
- The Persian Empire - gone.
- The Greek Empire - gone.
- The Roman Empire - gone.
- The Byzantine Empire - gone.
- The Ottoman Turkish Empire - gone.
- The Soviet Empire - gone.
- The Nazi Empire - gone.
The converse is equally true: countries that treat Jews well flourish. Between 1988 and 2005, over 1.6 million Jews from the former Soviet Union emigrated to Israel (950,000), the U.S. and Canada (370,000), and Germany (200,000) (1). Russian Jewish scientists, instead of benefiting Russia have instead added to the technological progress of their new adopted homelands. Much of Israel's high tech progress in the past few decades can be attributed to this great influx of Russian Jews.
So Russia now has less than one million Jews left in the whole country and losing about 10-15 thousand a year by emigration alone. Most Russians are so stupid that they blame their country's high unemployment and horrible living conditions on the Jews when in actual fact, if their logic were correct, the economy of Russian should have improved now that there are millions of fewer Jews living there. The morons don't understand that when the last Jew leaves Russia, the country will go into complete collapse as did all the empires of old.
In 1495 Alexander the Jagiellonian expelled the Jews from Grand Duchy of Lithuania [Wiki]. It didn't take long to discover what an economic blunder that was and in 1503 he invited them back. Without Jews the trade with Hungary, Turkey and the Italian colonies on the Black Sea abruptly came to an end.
Likewise in Russia, without Jews, the country is even less scientifically advanced than tiny Poland, see Russian Nobel Prize Laureates.
Related: Reader Evelyne B. from France sent me this email (my translation from the French):
At the military academy in Russia, a general gives a lecture on "Possible problems and military strategy." At the end of the conference, he asks if there are any questions.
An officer stands up and asks: "So according to you, there is no doubt that there will be a third world war, and that Russia should take part?"
The General responds yes to both questions.
The officer then asks: "But who is the enemy?"
The General: "All indications point to China."
The rest of the men are in shock. Another officer asks: "General, we are only 150 million against a billion and a half Chinese, can we win against this massive disadvantage?"
The General: "In modern warfare, it is not quantity that counts but quality. For example, in the Middle East, we have seen in numerous wars where 5 million Jews fight against 300 million Arabs, and the Jews have always been victorious."
After a short pause the officer hesitated and asks, "... but Sir, do we have enough Jews?"
UNLV Center for Democratic Culture, Russian Jews on Three Continents. Identity, Integration, and Conflict.
The reasons for this reversal are many. The Bolshevik revolution left imperial Russia without several territories traditionally inhabited by Jews. Between 1.2 and 2 million Russian Jews perished in the Holocaust. Khrushchev’s Thaw engendered detente in the East-West relations, and when the prospects of winning trade concessions from the U.S. beckoned, Leonid Brezhnev opened the door to Jewish emigration. Between 1971 and 1981, 250,000 Russian Jews left the U.S.S.R. Slightly over one half found their way to Israel, the rest settled mostly in the U.S. and Canada. After the Soviets invaded Afghanistan, Jewish emigration was reduced to a trickle, restarting only after Mikhail Gorbachev consolidated his power in the late 1980s. Between 1988 and 2005, over 1.6 million Jews from the former Soviet Union emigrated to Israel (950,000), the U.S. and Canada (370,000), and Germany (200,000), with the rest going to other Western countries. Exodus of the Russian Jews has slowed down drastically since the heydays of emigration: Now between 10 and 15,000 Jews leave Russia for good every year.