[Page xii] The booklet presented here is the first unexpurgated English language publication of papers written by Karl Marx originally published in Germany as a review of the writings of Dr. Bruno Bauer, a contemporary theologian and social philosopher, on "the Jewish question."1

It is interesting to note that most of Marx's anti-Semitic references, in his correspondence, his journalistic writings and his books, were entirely eliminated by his various editors. Their full text, however, is now being published by the decidedly anti-Jewish-oriented State Publishing House in Moscow.

The following main references were used:
Collected Works of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, 1841-1850, Vol. I, March 1841-March 1844, edited by Franz Mehring, Stuttgart, Dietz Nachf., 1902.
Marx-Engels Gesamtausgabe, MEGA, Moscow, 1927-1935; Marx-Engels Gesamtausgabe, Third Section, MEKOR, Berlin, 1929-1931.
The State of Israel – Its Position and Policies by K. Ivanov and Z. Sheinis, edited by I. Dinerstein, State Publishers of Political Literature, Moscow. 1958.

1 The Jewish Question, Braunschweig, 1843. The Capacity of Today's Jews and Christians to Become Free, Zurich and Winterthur, Georg Herwegh. 1843.