Jews in Literature

Jews have managed to get some very unflattering references in literature over the centuries. Some of them might have driven by malice but famous authors like Shakespeare were not regarded as prejudiced. One answer to being told that your race is evil is to suppress the truth. This is the preferred option although there are some Jews who tell the truth.

Another is to acquire a country as a safe haven. That is why the Zionists did what it took to acquire Palestine. Another could be clean up your act. It is certainly not policy in  the Stolen Land that they call Israel. They took it by fraud. They hold it by terror but that is not the point of this little essay.

The Merchant of Venice by Shakespeare is about a Jew who drove a very hard bargain with Antonio because he had been treated with contempt. Hate comes naturally to some people. It did with The Jew of Malta too. Cunning was what made him very dangerous. Murdering Saint Simon of Trent for his blood was never going to win friends. This in fact happened but Zionists are very keen to deny it.

Dickens wrote about Fagin, the thief master in his book Oliver Twist. Fagin was based on a real Jew. Jack the Ripper was also operating in the Nineteenth Century and might very well have been a Jew. The Wikipedia lets slip that the influx of Jews to the East End of London made them hated.

Trilby was from the same era but merely a novel. Svengali, the villain was at least based on a perception that came from dirty Jews flooding in eastern Europe. The mention in Stalky & Co. comes from a time when being in the hands of the Jews meant being a debtor screwed by high interest. The expression is pretty well forgotten now. It is reasonable to ask whether the literary perception of Jews is justified. One answer is that they have infiltrated the media in order to prevent the question being put in the first place.

Disraeli wrote Coningsby which tells about Sidonia, the master manipulator and says that Europe is run by Jews. Dizzy was a Jew on his own account so he should have known.

It is a matter of historical fact that King Edward I expelled the Jews from England, on 18 July 1290 AD. They did not manage to get back until Cromwell, the proto-Communist let them in 1655 AD so Shakespeare's knowledge of them was not from direct experience.

The Merchant of Venice first played 1596 - 1598
The Merchant of Venice is one of William Shakespeare's [ 1564 - 1616 ] best-known plays, written sometime between 1596 and 1598. Although it is sometimes classified as a comedy ("comedy" had a very different meaning at the time; see Shakespearean comedies) and shares certain aspects with the other romantic comedies, it is perhaps more remembered for its dramatic scenes (particularly the trial scene) and is best known for its portrayal of the Jew Shylock, which has raised questions of anti-Semitism.
Shylock abused his dominant position against a debtor who was desperate. He wanted his pound of flesh. The expression has passed into the language. That pound was to be the payment of his side of the contract.


The Jew of Malta first played in 1592 AD
The Jew of Malta was a success in its first recorded performance at the Rose theatre in early 1592,..... The play remained popular for the next fifty years, until England's theatres were closed in 1642.....

The Jewish merchant in question, Barabas, is introduced as a man owning more wealth than all of Malta. When Turkish ships arrive to demand tribute, however, Barabas's wealth is seized and he is left penniless. Incensed, he begins a campaign to engineer the downfall of the Maltese governor who robbed him.....
He turned nasty because he got robbed. One sees his point but his story of treachery, manipulation and unmitigated evil is strongly reminiscent of Wolfowitz, Feith, Frum, Wurmser and other NeoCons who caused Bush to invade Iraq and murder hundreds of thousands.


The Blood Libel - 1475 AD
Murdering Christian children and stealing their blood to use in heathen ceremonies was never going to get a good press. When it happened to Saint Simon of Trent [ on 21st March, 1475 A.D. ] people were not amused. A number of Jews were given fair trials and executed. It was all written up by Professor Toaff, a Jew and historian. He came to the conclusion that the Jews were guilty and wrote a book about it. He got leaned on big time. Jews like to suppress the truth so they always refer to this nasty habit as the Blood Libel. It is fair to say that Madeleine McCann was abducted after Passover so they could not have used her blood this year. It may be kept for the next one on 19 April 2008.


Fagin published in 1838
Was a Jew who ran a gang of thieves in Oliver Twist, a book written by Charles Dickens [ 1812 -1870 ]
Fagin is noted for being one of the few Jewish characters of 19th century literature,.... In an introduction to a 1981 Bantam Books reissue of Oliver Twist, for example, Irving Howe wrote that Fagin was considered an "archetypical Jewish villain."..... Dickens wrote back to her, saying, "Fagin is a Jew because it is unfortunately true, of the time to which the story refers, that that class of criminal almost invariably was Jewish."
Dickens grew up in poverty and knew of what he wrote

Fagin in the condemned cell.
Fagin's character was based on the criminal Ikey Solomon [ and major criminal - Editor ], who was a fence at the center of a highly-publicized arrest, escape, recapture, and trial. Some accounts of Solomon also describe him as a London underworld "kidsman". A kidsman was an adult who recruited children and trained them as pickpockets, exchanging food and shelter for goods the children stole.


Trilby published in 1894
Trilby, a gothic horror novel by George du Maurier published in 1894 was one of the most popular novels of its time, perhaps the second best selling novel of the Fin de sičcle period. It is set in the 1850s in an idyllic bohemian Paris. Though it features the hijinks of three lovable English artists—especially the delicate genius Little Billee—its most memorable character is Svengali, a Jewish rogue, a masterful musician, and an irresistible hypnotist.

Trilby O'Ferrall, the novel's heroine, is a magnificent half-Irish girl working in Paris as an artists' model and laundress; all the men in the novel are in love with her. The relation between Trilby and Svengali forms only a small portion of the novel, which is mainly an evocation of a milieu, but it is a crucial one.
I think the Wiki has understated Svengali's place in the book He was dirty, greedy, a manipulator,  evil and Jewish. Nobody argued with these propositions at the time. It was after Jews had got back into England and were known. Trilby had a hat named after her. It is worn to this day.


Rudyard Kipling's Book Stalky & Co. published in 1899
When I was eleven, I read Rudyard Kipling's  [ 1865 - 1936 ]  brilliant teen novel "Stalky & Co." for the first time and was perplexed by this passage: "Pay me my interest, or I'll charge you interest on interest. Remember I've got your note-of-hand!' shouted Beetle. "You're a cold-blooded Jew," Stalky groaned.".... What did these English public school boys know of Jews? [ Enough to be going on with - Editor ].

I know that Kipling, like a number of other famous late-Victorian writers, was more than a little anti-Semitic, [ but the Wikipedia, a Jewish propaganda operation omits to tell us this. - Editor ] but that doesn't stop me from enjoying his writing, or that of Graham Greene, Evelyn Waugh and even the sainted George Orwell, who all displayed similar tendencies at one stage or another of their careers.

This mention in Stalky passed me by at the time or I forgot. Jews seem keen to remember these things. It is on line at Stalky and Co so you can read for yourself, think for yourself and decide for yourself.
PS Kipling's  first language was Hindi. His mother tongue, English came later.


Grimm's Brothers' Fairy Tales And Jews
The “Anti-Semitism” of Grimm’s Fairy Tales............. Also like the Old Testament, there’s a noticeable “flatness” to the fairy tales.  There is no drama or character development to speak of, just matter-of-fact recitations of what happens next.  Uncensored, politically incorrect — folklore in the raw.  Given that, I had to wonder how, exactly, the Jews of old Europe would have been considered at the time these tales were being passed around.................

In the back, there is an “adult” section that includes a heretofore censored tale, “The Jew in the Brambles.”  In the tale, a Jewish merchant is forced to dance by a magic violin while stuck in a thicket of painful brambles. Safe to say, Jews are not presented sympathetically in the tale.  The player of the magic violin, an honest servant who got the violin from a gnome, tells the Jew, “You’ve skinned people plenty of times. Now the brambles can give you a scraping.”  Only when the Jews offers his sack of coins does the torture stop.

From there, the Jew is portrayed as mouthy, a tattletale (he complains about the torture to the local judge). Ultimately, he is hanged as a thief for having stolen the coins himself in the first place.  (Loud but hypocritical complaints about injustice and running to the authorities for punishment of enemies do seem to be Jewish attributes that continue to this day.).......

In the introduction by A.S. Byatt, we learn that the British occupying forces in Germany after World War II banned Grimm’s Fairy Tales because “they fed a supposedly bloodthirsty German imagination.”  And indeed, the Grimm brothers (Jacob and Wilhelm) did have nationalistic aims, Byatt says.  They believed they were “recovering a German mythology and a German attitude to life.  They saw themselves as asserting what was German against the French occupying forces of the Napoleonic Empire.”

One scholar quoted mentions that while French tales were “realistic, earthy, bawdy and comical, the German (tales) veer off toward the supernatural, the poetic, the exotic, and the violent.”............

In a biographical sketch of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm contained in the volume, they are portrayed as poverty-stricken but driven collectors of a culture:  in addition to the tales, they began work on the German Dictionary and pretty much laid the foundation for the study of Germanic culture.  They seemed to have a sense that this culture was under attack, and sought to preserve it the best way they knew how.  It’s safe to say they had success.
There really is a story about Jews and greed in Grimm's. The rest is entirely likely to be right.


Jack The Ripper Was A Jew [ 15 July 2006 ]
Chief Inspector  Swanson was on the job and knew who did it but the only witness was another Jew who couldn't talk without dropping himself in it. Kosminski was put in a lunatic asylum then the murders stopped. This tells us something about the reality of immigration policy and practice that we are finding out again the hard way.   takes a position and even gives some alleged pictures of his alleged victims. The Wikipedia does too; one designed to conceal the truth not reveal it.


Jack the Ripper
There was writing in white chalk on the wall above where the apron was found. Long reported that the graffiti read:

"The Juwes are the men That Will not be Blamed for nothing".

Police Superintendent Thomas Arnold visited the scene and saw the graffiti. He feared that with daybreak and the beginning of the day's business, the message would be widely seen and might exacerbate the general Anti-Semitic sentiments of the populace. Since the Nichols murder, rumours had been circulating in the East End that the killings were the work of a Jew dubbed "Leather Apron". Religious tensions were already high, and there had already been many near-riots.
I am pleasantly surprised when the Wiki tells us the truth about its own. Importing Jews was bad news. At least four of the more or less plausible Jack the Ripper suspects were Jews.


Has profiling discovered the real face of Jack the Ripper?
Probably not. The Indy's article ignores Inspector Swanson's view even though he was the man on the job. It feeds us more suspects. One of them is another Jew, a shoemaker John Pizer who  was the public's choice for fitting the Ripper's profile.


Coningsby published in 1844
Was written by Benjamin Disraeli [ 1804 - 1881 ] and has Sidonia as the master manipulator dealing with highly important men all over Europe. It turns out that most of them are Jews. d'Israeli did not see this as a problem but then he was a Jew too. See Disraeli Quotes for jaundiced comment.


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Updated on Tuesday, 25 September 2012 12:25:22