Folks, in the past (circa 3 years ago) I posted the great last work of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn in this humble obscure Blog just to introduce this great work “200 years Together” to my former Viet tribe, since I thought they were not only victims of the communists but many of them were Jews-admirers, in the hope that they would see more information in order to somehow adjust their views and their understanding of the past and the “Jews”!
This time I introduce this great book to you with the hope that you could see why, how, and especially WHAT made such horrendous atrocity possible. Why , especially HOW a small despised minority could successfully inflict such horrendous, brutal , evil act upon a much much bigger and larger Russian population without any meaningful resistance much less fighting back from the victims’? Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn himself gave a good hint or rather part of the answer to the question in his other famous work “The GuLag Archipelago”:
“Unlimited power in the hands of limited people always leads to cruelty.” And that:
“To do evil a human being must first of all believe that what he’s doing is good, or else that it’s a well-considered act in conformity with natural law. Fortunately, it is in the nature of the human being to seek a justification for his actions…
Ideology—that is what gives the evildoing its long-sought justification and gives the evildoer the necessary steadfastness and determination.” Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago
Folks, Please find time to read this very thick book (800+pages)! If you happen to be a Yank, then this is a must read!
Introductory notes from editor
Wikipedia notes : Two Hundred Years Together is a two-volume historical essay by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. It was written as a comprehensive history of Jews in the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union and modern Russia between the years 1795 and 1995, especially with regard to government attitudes toward Jews. Solzhenitsyn published this two-volume work on the history of Russian–Jewish relations in 2001 and 2002. The book stirred controversy, and many historians reported it as unreliable in factual data. Some historians classified it as antisemitic. [ed: because of course (((they))) did] The book was published in French and German in 2002–2003. A partial English translation is found in “The Solzhenitsyn Reader”… Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (11 December 1918 – 3 August 2008) was a Russian novelist, historian, and short story writer. He was an outspoken critic of the Soviet Union and communism and helped to raise global awareness of its Gulag forced labor camp system. [ed: after having been imprisoned in it for eight years] Solzhenitsyn was awarded the 1970 Nobel Prize in Literature “for the ethical force with which he has pursued the indispensable traditions of Russian literature”.
This pdf document combines for ease of reading and distribution the English translation of Two Hundred Years Together by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn stored at http://www.mediafire.com/file/q7znvoozoucw9oq/Aleksandr+Solzhenitsyn+-
+200+Years+Together.pdf, together with the English translation of previously censored chapters at https://twohundredyearstogether.wordpress.com/. Our thanks go to these hard-working translators. The material included here from https://twohundredyearstogether.wordpress.com/ is as follows (with a light grey background to differentiate from the previously available text):
21 December 2017