Two Hundred Years Together
Two Hundred Years Together (or 200 Years Together) is book written by the Soviet dissident and the 1970 literature Nobel Prize laureate Alexander Solzhenitsyn. It deals with the roles played by Jews in the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union after a major part of Poland became a Russian possession in the partitions of 1772-93 and which greatly increased the Russian Jewish population.
English politically correct descriptions of the book (such as in Wikipedia) often dismiss it as unreliable (with criticisms of the book instead being described as reliable) and accuse Solzhenitsyn of being influenced by Russian Nationalism without mentioning that many of the critics are Jewish.
The book has still not been completely translated into English which has been seen as due to its controversial contents. However, partial translations are available.
Kevin MacDonald has written commentaries on many of the translated chapters.
"Feted wherever he went, his books became international best sellers, translated into dozens of languages, the world was at his feet. Then almost overnight it all stopped. He became a non-person. The transformation was virtually unprecedented in the field of literature. Why did this happen? Because Alex stepped on the Third Rail. Well he didn’t so much step on it, rather dived on it full length. You see he wrote a book called 200 Years Together that traced the Jews’ colourful relationship with the Russian people and especially their role in the Bolshevik Revolution and its ensuing murderous tyranny.
He didn’t pull his punches. He placed Soviet Jews centre place in perpetrating the worst mass murders of the 20th century. While acknowledging that some Jews also suffered under this tyranny he clarified that it was not as Jews per se, rather that they were in the wrong faction at the wrong time. Solzhenitsyn’s own estimate for the number of Christians (his word) who died was 60 million.
He documented all of this in meticulous detail…. names, dates, times. But he did something else, something more insidious and dangerous....
....I haven’t even begun to describe what he wrote in ‘200 Years Together’ not least because I haven’t read it, only certain chapters. So why have I not read it? Aha, therein lies a tale! You see, Solzhenitsyn’s legendary status and guarantee of vast sales would in normal circumstances have had international publishers slavering at the prospect of getting their hands on the rights. But none did. None wanted it. It was never published in the West. In fact, incredible as it seems it has never been formally translated into English! Given that English translations exist for almost every half-assed writing in the most obscure of languages the disappearance of 200 Years Together is mind-blowing. The author himself became a non-person just as he had in the USSR.
- Two Hundred Years Together - Partial translations
- 200 Years Together - Partial translations
- 200 Years Together - Partial translations
- 200 Years Together - A collection of translations and other material
- 200 Years Together - Pdf version and other material
- 200 Years Together - Another Pdf version
Commentary by Kevin MacDonald
- Chapter 5 of 200 Years Together - After the murder of Alexander II
- Chapter 13 of 200 Years Together - February Revolution
- Chapter 14 of 200 Years Together - During 1917
- Chapter 16 of 200 Years Together - During the Civil War
- Chapter 18 of 200 Years Together - During 1920s
- Chapter 19 of 200 Years Together - During 1930s
- Chapter 20 of 200 Years Together - In the camps of GULag
- Chapter 21 of 200 Years Together - During the Soviet-German War
- Chapter 22 of 200 Years Together - From the end of the war up to Stalin’s death
- Chapter 23 of 200 Years Together - Before Six-Day War
Other reviews and articles
- Solzhenitsyn on the Jews and Tsarist Russia - F. Roger Devlin, The Occidental Quarterly
- Solzhenitsyn on the Jews and Soviet Russia - F. Roger Devlin, The Occidental Quarterly
- The End of the Legends, A Review - CODOH
- Solzhenitsyn: The Incredible Disappearing Man - David Duke
- Solzhenitsyn breaks last taboo of the revolution - The Guardian
- Interview with Solzhentisyn about "200 Years Together" - OrthodoxyToday.org
- ↑ Solzhenitsyn: The Incredible Disappearing Man http://davidduke.com/solzhenitsyn-the-incredible-disappearing-man/