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On antisemitism at the frontline and after the VE Day.

In his book of memoirs, Robert Borok recollected:

"It was a matter of luck. Many did not hear an offensive word about their nationality, or even some mockery directed toward them, while others had a really hard time ….

Once, a ridiculous incident occurred. The platoon that I commanded came up to me, and the soldiers said: 'Comrade Lieutenant, we have beaten the Fourth Battery now. They called you a Jew.' I answered my soldiers – 'So what? They were correct. I am Jewish. And the commander of the Fourth Battery, Shlionskii, is also a Jew. And in our own battery, Mogilevich and Rosenfeld are also Jews. What is so special about that?' My boys scratched their heads thoughtfully and silently and then said: 'Just the same, we'll hit them once more tomorrow! We will give them something in advance.'

But right after the war, the 'national question' emerged..., in full force.

After Victory Day, when we were stationed in Germany:

"… [S]ome time later, the drunken head of communications of the regiment called me by phone, and, I do not now remember exactly on what occasion it was, declared – 'Yids are not human beings!.' I repeated his words and asked him: 'Do you want to get it in the face?' He answered: 'You won't dare!' In the regiment I already had the reputation of being a hooligan, but I could not put up with this calmly. I said to this captain: 'Just wait a bit: I'll come to you and we'll see who dares!' I came to his 'office', and he had already positioned a soldier near, one from my own regimental command platoon. I said to the soldier: 'Left! Rear march!' The communications officer shouted at him: 'Remain at attention!', but the

I punched the communication man as he well deserved, but to his credit, I must say, although he was a vile person, he did not run to headquarters to denounce me.

After that incident I wondered why this was happening in the Soviet Union .... And how long I would still have to use my fists in response to such insults ...."

[Robert Borok, Moia voina. Jerusalem: Dostoianie, 2008, pp. 25-26]