Among contacts in Russia it\’s not unusual to find anti-semitism of a raw and visceral nature. The sort of stuff that would have had Moseley saying \”I say, hang on a moment\” in fact.
Certainly, there\’s enough who would blame all of Russia\’s ills upon the Jews. And it turns out they\’re right:
Cities that experienced the Holocaust most intensely have grown less, and cities as well as administrative districts (oblasts) where the Holocaust had the largest impact have worse economic and political outcomes since the collapse of the Soviet Union.
…Before World War II, Russian Jews were predominantly in white collar (middle class) occupations and the Holocaust appears to have had a large negative effect on the size of the middle class after the war.
The problem being that there aren\’t enough of them.