Museum of Jewish Crimes solemn memory of the tens of millions of Aryan victims of Jewish persecution

Exhibit 1(g): Quotations Baring the Invidious & Destructive Nature of the Jew

The following quotations from Dostoevsky's 'Diary of a Writer' are from pages 38-40 of Russian Messianism, by British scholar Peter Duncan:

"And surely the truth is that the Yid (Zhid) has again begun to rule everywhere, and has not only 'begun to rule,' but never even stopped ruling."

The dislike of the Russian for the Jew "arises not at all from the fact that he is a Jew, not from any sort of racial or religious hatred, but it arises from other reasons, where the guilt lies not with the native people but with the Jew himself."

Those in the Russian borderlands would say that the Jews "have been moved for so many centuries only by pitilessness towards us and only by the thirst for our sweat and blood."

Duncan writes that Dostoevsky believed that "[t]he Jews were more prejudiced against Russians than the Russians were against Jews. The Jews looked forward to world domination; this required them to maintain their own close-knit identity. If they were given equal legal rights, but allowed to keep their 'State within a State,' they would be more privileged than the Russians. The consequences of this situation were already clear in Europe." Dostoevsky states:

"Thus it is not for nothing that everywhere there [in Europe] the Jews are reigning (tsariat) over the stock exchanges, not for nothing that they control capital, not for nothing that they are masters of credit, and not for nothing, I repeat, that they are the masters of all international politics, and what will be in the future is known also to the Jews themselves: their reign is approaching, their complete reign!"

Dostoevsky nonetheless claimed that he would support "full and final equalization of rights" for Jews but with the qualification, "insofar as the Jewish people themselves will show their ability to accept and exercise these rights without detriment to the native population."

In what is perhaps his strongest statement on the Jews, Dostoevsky perceived that the Jews were behind the socialist movement in both Europe and Russia:

"The Yid and his bank are now reigning over everything: over Europe, education, civilization, socialism - especially socialism, for he will use it to uproot Christianity and destroy its civilization. And when nothing but anarchy remains, the Yid will be in command of everything. For while he goes about preaching socialism, he will stick together with his own, and after all the riches of Europe will have been wasted, the Yid's bank will still be there. The Antichrist will come and stand over the anarchy."