"My father and mother were not stupid people, but they needed to believe that after the war things were going to change. The Communists said they were going to abolish anti-semitism, and a lot of Jews believed that. It was the same mentality as religion. What’s obvious to you, is never obvious to them. They had an argument for everything, an answer right away. Marxism, somewhere at its base, has a logic because it’s based in reality, the economic market philosophy. Marx was really brilliant, but Marxism is impossible on a practical level."
Vera Belmont (1938)
From a 1990 interview: http://bombsite.com/blog