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The Russian Revolution and the perception of the Jews

The Russian Revolution and the perception of the Jews

Prof. Aviel Roshwald

An important outcome of the Russian Revolution and the events following it was the growing fusion of Jews and revolutionary movements, especially Bolshevism.

How did this development affect antisemitic rhetoric and actions?


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