The fact that Corbyn is steeped in a conspiratorial anti-Semitic milieu (Google his brother Piers), defends anti-Semites, & rehabilitates anti-Semites under the guise of "anti-Zionism."
It doesn't help that some of his biggest rivals are Jews, or that his only daughter keeps falling in love with Jewish men.
Stalin also has a habit of targeting entire ethnic groups who distress him.
Stalin accused victims of starvation of being "living propaganda" who hated socialism so much that they were starving themselves to tarnish its image.
Stalin fears (and many Ukrainians hope for) a Polish invasion during the famine. It doesn't happen.
Most of the Great Terror's victims come from the kulak and "national" actions.
Most people don't know about the "national actions."
The USSR further helped its ally Mongolia kill 20,474, and deported 170,000 Koreans to Kazakhstan.
By 1939, Jews were 4%, ⅔ were Russian, & the rest were Stalin's own Georgians.
Most prominent among these branches (somewhat obviously) was the Foreign Commissariat, then headed by Maksim Livtinov, who was replaced by Molotov.
Hitler is defeated. With the exceptions of Yugoslavia, Greece, Sweden & Finland, the Red Army occupies everything from Moscow to Magdeburg after an apocalyptic colonial war.
Something *else* that's troubling to Moscow is the material situation in eastern Europe which, post-war, is a hotbed of ethnic cleansing.
6 million people's worth of apartments. Houses. Shops. Furniture. Silverware. Lamps. Blankets. Shoes.
But other people now have it.
But everybody knows there are still some original owners out there.
And the new owners are very nervous about the original owners coming back.
The Party Line, as put by Stalin in 1941, is that all Soviet citizens suffered equally, regardless of ethnicity, & that Russians particularly have borne the brunt of the sacrifice.
Now, do you, Comrade Planner, listen to the few thousands of people trying to reclaim that property?
He can keep it. He can keep it all. Stop with the identity politics.
Therefore, the Holocaust can't be seen as special.
All victims of fascism matter.
A spontaneous crowd of 50,000 people at a religious festival with a foreign diplomat in a xenophobic state that prides itself on atheism and central planning is... problematic.
- Jews claiming undue status as special victims
- Jews as an alien nuisance
- Jews as dubiously loyal
- Jews as nefarious conspirators
- Israel as a cat's-paw of American empire, the mother ship of Global Capitalism
Would any of these things seem out of place in Corbyn's Labour?
Have Corbyn or those close to him ever suggested, implied, hinted at, or outright said any of these things?
Would it be surprising if they did?
Of course there's more—always more. History never ends; it merely recedes. As Faulkner reminded us, "The past is never dead. It's not even past."