Unnoticed Fascism

  • 2009-11-04
  • By Leonidas Donskis
Norman Cohn (1915-2007), the recently deceased British historian, argued in his book Warrant for Genocide that the Nazis, and the Holocaust they committed, somehow overshadowed some earlier genocidal events and atrocities in Europe that unquestionably were of smaller scale, yet were nearly as sinister and cruel on the ground as those initiated by the Third Reich. Cohn described the earlier politics and practices of hatred as unnoticed fascism. He meant a series of horrible anti-Semitic pogroms orchestrated by the Okhrana (or Okhranka, as it was called by the masses) 's the secret politi...
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