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Der Emes (in Yiddish דער עמעס— in Russian Правда "The Truth" from Biblical Hebrew אמת emeth Modern Hebrew: emet) a Soviet newspaper in Yiddish. A continuation of the short-lived Di varhayt, Der Emes began publishing in Moscow on August 7, 1918. The publisher was the Central Committee. From 1921 to October 1937 its editor-in-chief was M. Litvakov, after his arrest the newspaper was headed by an anonymous "editorial board". From January 7, 1921 till March 1930 Emes appeared body of Central Bureau of Yevsektsiya in a body of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (USSR). In January, 1939 the campaign against Yiddish culture in the USSR became widespread, and Der Emes was liquidated.

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Der Emes was a conductor of the Soviet propaganda and ideas directed at ordinary Jews in the USSR and all around the world.

The most prominent line of the newspaper was the struggle against antisemitic occurrences in the USSR and the Russian Diaspora. Since 1933 there was a continuous blaming of racism in Germany under Hitler.

The last but not least topic was the promotion of Soviet Jewish proletarian culture in Yiddish that ranged from the Jewish Settlement to Yiddish theatres. And of course there was encounter with other Jewish ideological rivals (the Bund, Zionism etc.), which offered their ways to solve the Jewish question.

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