Bringing together contributions from tweleve outstanding scholars, volume 20 of this distinguished annual demonstrates in what extremely varied - and often controversial - ways Communisim and Jewish history interacted during the so-called short twentieth century. Among the key issues examined in this volume are whether, when, and why a disproportionate number of Jews (by origin if not by belief) joined the Communist movement; how significant a role they played in that movement and in the Jewish world; what policies were pursued by the Communist regimes and parties towards the Jewish people as well as Jewish party memebers; and what impact the association - real or imagined - between Jews and Communists had on the rise of
Readership: Jewish history and poltics, communism.
Edited by Jonathan Frankel, Tamara and Saveli Grinberg Professor of Russian Studies, Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem (Emeritus)
"...fascinating collection of essays." - Jonathan Mirsky, The Spectator