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Judenrein, a Jewish Dystopian Thriller, Issues a Stark Warning of Rising American Anti-Semitism

April 30th, 9:38 PM EDT

New book by Harold Benjamin envisions the fate of American Jews after white supremacists seize the reins of power in Washington

NEW YORK – April 30, 2020 /MarketersMedia/ —

Intrados Publishing today announced the release of Judenrein, a new Jewish dystopian thriller by Harold Benjamin. The book uses suspense to convey a stark warning to American Jews, based on rising anti-Semitism. The story envisions the fate of America’s Jews after a white supremacist cabal seizes power in the federal government.

“The Jews have enjoyed a level of freedom and prosperity in the United States that they hadn’t experienced for the previous two thousand years, but there are warnings all over the place that it’s about to end,” said a spokesperson for the publisher. “Judenrein tries to imagine what the destruction of American Jewry might look like—and offers a suspenseful adventure and a compelling, if flawed hero who fights to save the day.”

The word “Judenrein” is German for “free of Jews.” The Nazis used it to describe their dream of liquidating Europe’s Jewish population. The author selected the word as a title because it reflects the clearly stated aims of America’s many large and increasingly influential white nationalist groups.

“Judenrein” is a work of Jewish fiction that tells the story of Zack Gurevitz, a man with a decidedly checkered past: A Yeshiva boy, turned Green Beret, turned junkie, excommunicated by his one-time faith and now the potential saviour of people he doesn’t even like. With white supremacists in power, it is again the Jews who are made out as scapegoats. Stripped of wealth and citizenship, they are made to live in 21st century ghettos that hark back to a sinister and murky past that many had thought would never return.

But things are about to get much worse. With the revealing of a planned terror attack that will place the blame firmly at Jewish feet and condemn millions to death, Zack is contacted by Jewish leaders in Detroit, begging for his help. Reluctantly, he agrees and before long he is mired in a conspiracy that will have far reaching consequences for his country, the Jewish population and even his own sanity. As the clock ticks down, Zack tries to avert a looming disaster and uncover who is behind the mysterious plot.

Pre-publication reviews reveal a highly suspenseful read. One reviewer wrote, “Couldn’t put it down. This was a quick paced thriller with a complicated hero and patriot.” Another said, “Not a superhero but a super solider…Solid writing and good plot with twists enough to keep you turning the pages.” It is the latest in a series of anti-Semitism books being published today.

Intrados Publishing is a boutique publisher that focuses on fiction and non-fiction works that are relevant to the American experience. Harold Benjamin is the pen name of a 50-something Jewish writer in the American Midwest.

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Huntsville synagogue vandalized with anti-Semitic slurs, swastikas as Passover begins

A synagogue in Huntsville, Ala., was spray-painted April 8, 2020 on the first night of Passover. Cleanup the following morning was done by volunteers neighbors and friends weren't synagogue membersAs Jewish people around the world began celebrating Passover on Wednesday, a Huntsville synagogue was vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti.

Swastikas and racial slurs were spray-painted on the building of Etz Chayim, the Conservative synagogue on Bailey Cove Road.