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Jews and the Left by Philip Mendes: Review — Part 1

Jews and the Left: The Rise and Fall of a Political Alliance Philip Mendes Melbourne, Victoria: Palgrave MacMillian, 2014 Introduction In 2018 I reviewed Alain Brossat and Sylvie Klingberg’s Revolutionary Yiddishland: A History of Jewish Radicalism, a shameless apologia for (and indeed glorification of) Jewish involvement in radical political movements in the early- to mid-twentieth […]

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A Review of “Revolutionary Yiddishland: A History of Jewish Radicalism” — PART 3

Go to Part 1. Go to Part 2. The psychological impact of the Hitler Stalin pact Radical Jewish militants were deeply traumatized by the pact between Hitler and Stalin just prior to the start of the World War II. The dilemma facing Jewish communists, the contradiction between their “visceral anti-fascism” and what was now presented […]

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A Review of “Revolutionary Yiddishland: A History of Jewish Radicalism,” Part 1 of 3

Introduction Alain Brossat and Sylvie Klingberg’s Revolutionary Yiddishland: A History of Jewish Radicalism was first published in France in 1983. A revised edition appeared in 2009 and an English translation in 2016. Intended for a mainly Jewish readership, the book is essentially an apologia for Jewish communist militants in Eastern Europe in the early to […]