Judeopolonia

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Judeopolonia is an antisemitic conspiracy theory positing future Jewish domination of Poland.[1][2] The idea had its roots in an 1858 book by Julian Ursyn Niemcewicz, but did not gain currency in anti-semitic tracts until around the turn of the century.[1] In 1912, author Teodor Jeske-Choiński had Jews in his book rhetorically say: "If you do not allow us to establish a 'Judeo-Polonia state' and a nation of 'Judeo-Polish people,' we will strangle you."[1]

This myth has been revived every so often in connection with the Bodenheimer plan (League of East European States), most notably by the author Andrzej Leszek Szcześniak in his books Judeopolonia (2001) and Judeopolonia II (2002).[2]

Szczęśniak gives the name of Judeopolonia to the League of East European States, a suggested German client state with autonomous Jewish cooperation, proposed for the territory between Germany and Russia by the Deutsches Komitee zur Befreiung der Russischen Juden in 1914.[3] As such, the idea is different from Żydokomuna, which is the supposed Jewish-communist domination of non-partitioned Poland.

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  1. ^ a b c Michlic, Joanna Beata (2006). Poland's Threatening Other: The Image of the Jew from 1880 to the Present, pp. 48, 55-56. University of Nebraska Press. ISBN 0-8032-3240-3.
  2. ^ a b Blobaum, Robert (2005). Anti-Semitism and Its Opponents in Modern Poland, p. 61. Cornell University Press. ISBN 0-8014-4347-4.
  3. ^ Szczęśniak, Andrzej Lech (2002). Judeopolonia, Jewish state in the Polish state, dustjacket. Polskie Wydawnictwo Encyklopedyczne - POLWEN, Radom. ISBN 83-88822-07-1