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During the war, Checinski (who was born in Łódź in 1924) participated in the Łódź ghetto resistance. He was interned in the Gleiwitz labor camp and survived a death march. This book deals with his personal experiences after the war. Pp. 18-167 focus on antisemitism he and his family encountered in Poland, despite his status as a high-ranking officer in military counterintelligence. Recounts events during the antisemitic campaigns of 1956-58 and 1967-69. Checinski and his family emigrated to Israel in 1969 and then went to the U.S. in 1976. However, his encounters with antisemitism continued. At Harvard he found that at least some professors tended to conceal their Jewish origins. In 1982 he returned to work at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. From 1984 he taught at the U.S. Army Russian Institute (USARI) in Germany (in 1993 USARI was integrated with the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies as one of its divisions). There, too, he encountered antisemitism and discovered that antisemites (including Holocaust deniers) were protected by their bosses and were not rebuked or dismissed. Pp. 286-304 contain photographs and documents. (From the Bibliography of the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism)

Title Running the gauntlet of anti-Semitism : from Polish counterintelligence to the German/American Marshall Center / by Michael Moshe Checinski.
Publisher Jerusalem : Devora Pub
Creation Date c2004
Format 304 pages
24 cm.
Language English
Identifier ISBN1930143842
System Number 990024668140205171

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