ƒ €€ [Judaism without Embellishment], by Trofim Kichko. Published by the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences. Kiev, 1963. Ukrainian.
An extremely harsh anti-Semitic composition, depicting a Jewish conspiracy against the Soviet Union, and linking Judaism to Zionism, to Western Capitalism and to the Soviet Union's enemies. The text is accompanied by black and white caricatures in the spirit of Nazi anti-Semitic caricatures including caricatures portraying the figures of David Ben-Gurion and Ze'ev Jabotinsky. An illustration in color appears on the front cover.
The book, authored by a lecturer in the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, was initially observed in the Soviet Union as a scientific work and was highly praised, before causing international criticism. Following protests throughout the world, the Soviet government was forced to officially withdraw its support of the book and the author. It was forbidden to distribute the book and the copies were destroyed. 190,  pp, 20 cm. Good condition. Slight damages, mainly to binding (softcover). Tears to spine.