What is the relation between Communism and Judaism?

It is often said that communism has a Jewish origin and that communist movements and governments are run by Jews. So let’s look at any possible relations between communism and Judaism:

The basic idea of communism is as old as man itself, and it resembles the way in which men lived in communal or tribal groups during prehistoric times (before written history); common ownership of the land, sharing all the goods between the community, public participation in decision-making, sharing duties and obligations, social equality, no oppression, no monetary system, working for common purposes and goals, taking care of any member of the community in an altruistic way, and so on. So we could say that the basic principles of communism are not in any way a recent invention; therefore, the idea of communism surely predates Judaism.

However, on the other hand, the first example of communist ideals in writing come from the teachings of Jesus Christ; and in this case, Jesus was Jewish.

Seriously now, let’s analyse “communism” as such; popularised by the writings of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels; through a book titled “The Communist Manifesto” from 1848. On one hand we have that Engels was not Jewish, and neither had any relation with Judaism; not even the person who most influenced his ideals (Hegel) was Jewish. And on the other hand, Karl Marx was also not Jewish; he was baptised at the age of six. It is true that his origins were Jewish, but both his parents abandoned the Jewish faith and converted.

For some people, Marx’s origins might be enough to associate communism with Judaism. However, we have to take into account that Marx did not come up with communism. Apart from the fact that Engels also co-authored the book, it expressed the ideas of –and was commissioned by- an organisation called the “Communist League” (previously known as the “League of the Just”), which was actually a Christian group devoted to the ideas of Gracchus Babeuf (a French political agitator and journalist).

In regards to the claim that communist countries are/have been run by Jews, well, I found no evidences that suggest that China, Cuba, North Korea, Laos, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Benin, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Congo, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Ethiopia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Poland, Romania, Somalia, South Yemen or Yugoslavia ever had a Jewish leader or that their governments were predominantly Jewish.

The only one left is the USSR, which seems to be the target of these type of claims; so let's have a look. Here is a list of its leaders and their origin:
  • Vladimir Lenin (Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov): was baptized into the Russian Orthodox Church, and came from a mixed ethnical origin, which include: Mordovian, Kalmyk, Jewish, Volgan German, Swedish, and possibly others.

  • Joseph Stalin (Ioseb Besarionis dze Jughashvili): was the son of Vissarion Ivanovich Dzhugashvili and Ekaterina Georgievna -a family of peasants from Georgian origin- and of which contemporary witnesses and documented historical sources confirm instances of antisemitism.

  • Georgy Malenkov: of Macedonian origin from his father’s side, and his mother was the granddaughter of an Orthodox priest.

  • Nikolai Bulganin: son of an office worker, also not Jewish.

  • Nikita Khrushchev: was the son of Sergei Khrushchev and Ksenia Khrushcheva; also peasants of Russian origin.

  • Leonid Brezhnev: of Ukrainian or Russian origins.

  • Yuri Andropov: was a descendent from the Don Cossacks, a noble orthodox Christian family.

  • Konstantin Chernenko: son of Ustin Demidovich, who was of Ukrainian origin.

  • And Mikhail Gorbachev: also from a peasant family of Russian origin.


  1. Karl Marx was still Jewish by ethnicity. Religion didn't matter in his case because he didn't even believe in God.
    Nikolaus Salomon Khrushchev, the 1963 chief of the Soviet Communist party, was a member of the Politburo since 1939. Khruschev was a Jew and his real last name was Pearlmutter. His grandaughter is Dr. Nina L. Khrushcheva, a self-declared Jewish American, professor of international affairs at The New School, a senior fellow of the World Policy Institute, and a professor at Columbia University. Leon Trotsky was also Jewish (real name Lev Davidovich Bronshtein). Let's see who were the
    (Council of Peoples Commissars)
    1. Ilich Ulin (Vladimir Ilich Ulianov or Nikolaus Lenin). President of the Supreme
    Soviet, Jew on mother’s side. His mother was called Blank, a Jewess of German origin.
    2. Lew Davinovich Bronstein (Leo Trotsky), Commissar for the Red Army and the Navy;
    3. Iosiph David Vissarionovich Djugashvili-Kochba (Joseph Vissarianovich Stalin),
    Nationalities Commissar; descendant of Jews from Georgia.
    4. Chicherin; Commissar for foreign affairs; Russian.
    5. Apfelbaum (Grigore Zinoviev), Commissar for internal affairs; Jew.
    6. Kohen (Volodarsky), Commissar for press and propaganda; Jew.
    7. Samuel Kaufmann, Commissar for the landed property of the State; Jew.
    8. Steinberg, law Commissar; Jew.
    9. Schmidt, Commissar for public works; Jew.
    10. Ethel Knigkisen (Liliana), Commissar for supply, Jewess.
    11. Pfenigstein, Commissar for the settlement of refugees; Jew.
    12. Schlichter (Vostanoleinin) Commissar for billetings (confiscation of private houses
    for the Reds); Jew.
    13. Lurie (Larin), President of the supreme economic council; Jew.
    14. Kukor (Kukorsky), Trade Commissar; Jew.
    15. Spitzberg, Culture Commissar; Jew.
    16. Urisky (Radomilsky), Commissar for “elections”; Jew.
    17. Lunacharsky, Commissar for public schools. Russian.
    18. Simasko, Commissar for health; Jew.
    19. Protzian, Agriculture Commissar; Armenian.

    1. Excellent.Totally agree.All this is fact but the Jewish controlled media hides it.I guess the blog writer would also deny that America's tv,film,magazine,book,advertising,cable tv entities are almost entirely Jewish but anyone can look it up.Great comment and I agree 100% with you.Keep on commenting and getting the truth out there.

  2. Anti Semitic ideas, such as seeking to make communism a Jewish constructed and backed idea, is identical to what Nazis also believe. Reactionary ideas have to rely on force and lies to combat or resist revolutionary ideas. I have little credibility in any anti communist, who is usually anti Semitic.

    Without doubt there are fascist Zionist Jews, and pro communist Jews. Without doubt in any revolution, elements of the existing ruling class will desert their class and join the revolutionaries.

    What would should be talking about, are the rich that backed Hitler, the US corporations that did business with both Hitler and the US. The rich people that did all they could to support the reactionaries right after the Bolshevik Revolution. We should also talk about the right wing death squads, in Latin American countries, organized by large landowners, against peasants and union leaders.

    What fascists hope to do is to distract working people form the facts, from the truth.

    Down with all reactionaries, down with Antisemitism., and Anti Communism. Workers of the world unite, Jewish and all workers.